How can we balance the need for healthy rivers and the ecosystems they nourish with our thirst for water and low-carbon energy? With majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries, 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.
Enjoy this excellent film and bring your ideas to the discussion.
Friday September 25
7:15-9:30 pm (7:15 meet and greet, film starts promptly at 7:30), discussion follows the film
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Fireside Room
505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA