Screening of award-winning documentary "DamNation" on May 7th at the Camden Opera House!

Arts & Entertainment
Camden Opera House
29 Elm Street, Camden, ME 04843
May 07, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
DamNation poster

There will be a very special screening of Travis Rummel and Ben Knight’s award-winning documentary DamNation at the Camden Opera House on May 7th at 7 pm. The evening is a collaboration with CIFF, Patagonia, the Natural Resources Council of Maine, the Penobscot River Restoration Project, Maine Sport Outfitters, the Camden Conference and the Camden Opera House.

The film is a powerful 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. Part of the film was shot right here along the Penobscot River in Maine during the Veazie Dam Removal Project.

Filmmakers Travis Rummel and Ben Knight, along with Conversation Biologist Matt Stoecker, will be in attendance for a Q&A directly following the screening moderated by Laura Rose Day, Executive Director of the Penobscot River Restoration Project.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased day of show at the Camden Opera House Box Office, starting at 6 pm or at the Camden Town Office (29 Elm Street) from 9 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday. Tickets may also be purchased online through the Camden Opera House website.