See ‘DamNation’ on Wednesday |

See ‘DamNation’ on Wednesday

The former Elwha Dam looms overhead as "DamNation" producer and underwater photographer Matt Stoecker prepares to film Chinook salmon trapped below the impassable wall of concrete in a scene from "DamNation."
Travis Rummel | Special to the Daily |

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What: Film “DamNation” presented by Patagonia.

When: 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Where: CineBistro Vail, 141 East Meadow Drive, Vail.

Cost: $10, available at Vail Village, Lionshead and Beaver Creek Patagonia stores. Ticket sales benefit Eagle River Watershed Council, w.

More information: Call 970-331-0836.

VAIL — The Vail Village, Lionshead, and Beaver Creek Patagonia stores will host a screening of the film “DamNation” on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at CineBistro Vail.

“DamNation,” a documentary presented by Patagonia, explains the explosion of dam development in the United States after the Great Depression and explores the conversation of dam removal and its potential to restore natural waterways and fish spawning habitat.

Stunning in its cinematography, “DamNation” presents an historical and current perspective via political and personal commentary that delves into how rivers are managed, altered and, in some cases, restored in the United States.


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Tickets are available for $10 at the Vail Village, Lionshead, and Beaver Creek Patagonia stores. All ticket sales benefit the Eagle River Watershed Council, a local nonprofit advocacy group that promotes watershed restoration through educational programs, special events and restoration projects.

“Eagle River Watershed Council is thrilled to have ‘DamNation’ return for a second screening in the Eagle Valley, after having a sold-out theater for the first screening,” said Holly Loff, Eagle River Watershed Council executive director. “The film lays the groundwork for conversation within our community regarding river health and the ability of impacted river systems to repair themselves.”

In addition to the film screening, participants can expect Patagonia giveaways and special offers.

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