Catalogue Number: ICE025
Producer: Indiecan Entertainment Inc.
Subject: Canadian World Studies, Documentary, Environmental Studies, Geography, Physical Geography, Science, Travel
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: U.S
Copyright Year: 2014
Running Time: 87
Closed Captions: Yes
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. 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.
Audience Choice Award – SXSW Film Festival
WINNER: Wildlife Film Festival, Rotterdam
Audience Award: Mountain Film Festival
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