About The Film


Directed by Ben Knight, Travis Rummel

DamNation is a collection of impassioned voices and spirited stories from the people on both sides of this divisive issue of dam removal. Dam removal is at the center of modern environmental and cultural movements. The benefits from dams, including hydropower, urban water supply, irrigation, and flood protection have played a critical role in the development of the United States, but river ecosystems and Native American heritage have been greatly damaged. Now, many antiquated dams are classified as public safety hazards by the Army Corps of Engineers. Examining the history and controversy behind current and proposed dam removal projects, DamNation presents a dynamic perspective on mankind’s attempt to harness and control the power of water at the expense of nature.

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Saturday March 22, 2014, 8:00 PM


234 W. Hancock Ave., Athens, GA 30601