DamNation Screening with the Society for Ecological Restoration at SUNY ESF


Join us on Earth Day, the last day of SUNY ESF's Earth Week, for a screening of the film DamNation with some food on the side!

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.

Dam removal is on the minds of many ecological restoration practitioners at this time. This event is hosted jointly by the Society for Ecological Restoration at SUNY ESF (SER-ESF), by New York Water Environment Association SUNY ESF Student Chapter, and by Esf EarthWeek.

April 22, 2015 at 7pm
Nifkin Lounge, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
1 Forestry Dr
Syracuse, NY 13210
United States
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"Exquisitely shot and powerfully told."
Stephanie Merry, Washington Post