November 17, 2014


This weekend we watched an awesome documentary called DamNation (available on Netflix, iTunes, and Vimeo). If you are looking for an intelligent movie that focuses on environmental issues and education, while spotlighting the effect of what many viewed as progress on our fisheries, don't skip this one! Very well done.If after watching you are interested in signing a petition to remove "deadbeat" dams, check out this site.[vimeo][/vimeo]From the DamNation website:

"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."