Join American Rivers & the South Yuba River Citizens League’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival for a screening of DamNation, followed by a discussion on Yuba salmon on Sunday July 20 at 7pm at the Nevada Theatre. 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.
Tickets are on sale now for $15. Prefer to live large? Splurge on a VIP ticket and receive reserved seating and pre-event wine and appetizer reception for $50.
This special screening is brought to you courtesy of American Rivers, the South Yuba River Citizens League and the Nevada Theatre Film Series. Funds raised benefit American Rivers & SYRCL’s Yuba Salmon Now Campaign.