Attention Puget Sound Fish Heads, River Rats and really, anyone who loves free-flowing water: Mark your calendars! Dam Nation makes its Seattle premiere Sunday, May 18th, as part of the Seattle International Film Festival. But you’ll need to get tickets early, as I’m guessing it’s going to sell out. Tickets (and a cool trailer) are available on the movie website HERE. Click on “Screenings” and choose the appropriate date/venue. Alternately, you can purchase tickets through SIFF HERE.
Despite the fact that I’m in it (thankfully briefly) this is a fantastic film–entertaining, enlightening and energizing. I don’t know how they did it, but Ben Knight, Travis Rummel (Felt Soul Media…the guys behind Red Gold, the excellent Bristol Bay Pebble Mine film) and Matt Stoecker somehow make the subject of dam removal fascinating, and more than that, inspiring. Really well done, and well worth your time and money to see. But don’t just take my word for it: Dam Nation just won the Audience Award at SXSW, the Jury Award and Audience Choice Award at the Yale Environmental Film Festival, Best of Festival at 5 Point Film Festival and too many other awards to list.
I’ve already seen it, but I’m stoked to go again. We’ll be at the 4:00pm screening, May 18th at the Egyptian Theater in Seattle. The film makers will answer questions following the show. It’ll be great to see you there.