Bud Werner Memorial Library & Friends of the Yampa present a free film in honor of the 34th Annual Yampa River Festival which takes place May 30 & 31, 2014 in Steamboat Springs.
WINNER! Audience Choice Award at 2014 SXSW!
Official Selection at the 2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and the 2014 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
DamNation is a powerful film odyssey across America exploring 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.
The evening's program will also include an update on the State of the Yampa, presented by Friends of the Yampa.
Watch the trailer
Run time: 87 min.