Craft Beer Tasting Movie Night, Nashua, N.H.


Merrimack River Watershed Council presents DamNation

Thursday May 7, 6:30 pm
Martha's Exchange, Nashua, N.H.

You will enjoy tasting 8 of Martha's craft beers, get to meet other MRWC members in a fun, relaxed setting, and view the film DamNation. This powerful film explores 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. When 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 opens big, on a birth, with the stirring words of Franklin D. Roosevelt at the dedication of Hoover Dam, and on a death, as the engineer at Elwha Dam powers down the turbine on its last day. DamNation stints neither the history nor the science of dams, and above all conveys experiences known so far to only a few, including the awe of watching a 30-pound salmon hurtling 20 feet into the air in a vain attempt to reach the spawning grounds that lie barricaded upriver. We witness the seismic power of a dam breaking apart and, once the river breaks free, the elation in a watching wild salmon – after a century of denied access – swimming their way home.

Donation:  $35/pp (includes beer tasting, DamNation film, and light snacks)
To RSVP by April 24, click HERE.

May 07, 2015 at 6:30pm
Martha's Exchange
185 Main St
Nashua, NH 03060
United States
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"Exquisitely shot and powerfully told."
Stephanie Merry, Washington Post