DamNation: A New Look at an Old Solution

DamNation from Patagonia on Vimeo.

We are promoting this video at the behest of friends in Alaska where similar situations exist over dam removal.

This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea 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.

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English: The Glen Canyon Dam in Page. Dam, Gle...
English: The Glen Canyon Dam in Page. Dam, Glen Canyon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

DamNation¹s 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.

Learn more about the film and take action at damnationfilm.com.