||Ben Knight and Travis Rummel|
River dams are great engineering achievements. They also may be great ecological mistakes. Damming rivers alters
their natural flow and the life cycles of the aquatic species. Dams change the relationship between predator and
prey species. Old dams are choked by silt. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon
and other fish the ability to return to spawning grounds. We are rethinking the value of dams and DamNation's
majestic cinematography moves through rivers and landscapes to explore the evolution in our thinking. DamNation was
made with support from Patagonia and was the Audience Choice Award Winner at the 2014 American Conservation Film
This is a special presentation in conjunction with the ACFF. Post-film discussion led by Jeff Feldman, President
of the ACFF Board.
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A selection of reviews of the film.