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Damnation Screening & Holiday Party

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December 10, 2014 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

 

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December Meeting & Holiday Party

Have you marked your calendars yet ?

Join us and bring a friend! There will be light hors d’oeuvres, raffles, a cash bar, a talk by local dam removal expert Sally Howard, and the screening of the film DamNation  at 7:30 PM on December 10, 2014 at Michael’s at the Grove in Bethel, CT.  RSVP to Kit Nielsen

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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 with- out access. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a meta- morphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.
 
Click here to view the trailer