DamNation

7:00 PM
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Terrazas Branch
1105 E. César Chávez St.
512-974-3625

DamNation

Controversy & Conversation: A Difficult Dialogues Program 2017

First Thursday of the month

A series of documentaries about the most controversial issues of the day. Prior to all screenings will be a 30 minute informal conversation at 6:30 PM, in addition to the moderated discussion that follows film. 
Select screenings will include a Q&A with guest speakers. 

 

 

DamNation 

(2013)

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.

Join us for a movie screening. Watch and discover new films at the Austin Public Library.

Presented in partnership with The University of Texas Humanities Institute’s Difficult Dialogues program. 

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