Earth Day, Iowa City Public Library

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Iowa City Public Library and ECO Iowa City present DamNation

Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, 7 p.m
Meeting Room A, Iowa City Public Library

Winner of the 2014 SXSW Film Festival Audience Choice Award in the Documentary Spotlight category, DamNation explores the 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.

Dams were created to control seasonal flooding, create recreational lakes, and generate power, but by doing so, entire ecosystems were changed or destroyed. Now, as obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life as native species return to their primeval spawning grounds after decades without access.

Named the Best Conservation Film at the 2014 International Wildlife Film Festival and winner of the Environmental Advocacy Award at the 2014 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, DamNation has been praised as “ … quick, smart doc on the natural havoc dams cause.”

Directed by Ben Knight and Travis Rummel, this 87-minute film will be shown in the big screen in Meeting Room A. Popcorn will be provided.

For more information: http://blog.icpl.org/2015/04/15/icpl-to-screen-damnation-on-april-22/

WHEN
April 22, 2015 at 7pm
WHERE
Iowa City Public Library
123 S Linn St
Iowa City, IA 52240
United States
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"Exquisitely shot and powerfully told."
Stephanie Merry, Washington Post