DamNation

DamNation

Director: Ben Knight & Travis Rummel
Running Time: 87 minutes
Location: USA
DCFF SCreening: 2014

Synopsis

DamNation uncovers how intricately the dams engineered since the industrial revolution have severely altered the landscapes, wildlife ecosystems and native populations that surround the countless river systems across America. As dam removal becomes more mainstream, rivers are bounding back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right to return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation suggests that nothing lasts forever, including the concrete monoliths that have impounded America’s free-flowing rivers in the name of “progress” for ages.

Screening History & Awards

SXSW — WINNER! Audience Award for Documentary Spotlight

Seattle International Film Festival

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

DCFF Screening Information

Friday, August 1st at 3:00pm

Saturday, August 2nd at 12:00pm