On Thursday, June 5, Patagonia will present free screenings of the award-winning, feature length documentary DamNation in 23 cities nationwide. DamNation is a film odyssey across America that 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.
Surrounding the film’s appearances at festivals and other events around the country since March, Patagonia has asked people to get involved and ask President Obama to authorize studies on removing four problematic lower dams on the Snake River. Twenty-five thousand people have already signed Patagonia’s petition asking the administration to “crack down on deadbeat dams” – signatures that will be delivered to the White House at a later date.
The following day, June 6, DamNation will be available for the first time nationwide on Vimeo On Demand for digital viewing. DamNation will be available to rent for $5.99 and to buy for $9.99. As part of the brand’s unique collaboration with Vimeo, Patagonia has curated a number of ecologically-minded titles, includingDamNation in its Patagonia Selects collection on Vimeo On Demand.
Across the country, screenings will be hosted in Patagonia retail stores in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Boulder, Cardiff, Chicago LP, Denver, Freeport, ME, Georgetown, Palo Alto, Pasadena, Portland, OR, Reno, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Santa Monica, Seattle, New York City, St. Paul, Ventura, Washington, D.C. and Westport. For a full list of nationwide retail, festival and community screenings, visit: damnationfilm.com/screenings. Screenings in retail locations are free and open to the public.
Below are some stills from the film: