This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea of change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.
Join us for a special screening of the feature length documentary DamNation followed by an intimate panel discussion with the film production crew and special guests. Stick around after the film for the Saturday Tailgate Party with Sierra Nevada brews and Slow Groovin BBQ at 5pm.
Emcee: Mike Cerre