Screening and Panel Highlight the Award-Winning “DamNation”

Still from DamNation. Spawning salmon are prevented from going upstream by the now-removed Elwha Dam in Washington State. Photograph by Matt Stoecker.

Still from DamNation. Spawning salmon are prevented from going upstream by the now-removed Elwha Dam in Washington State. Photograph by Matt Stoecker.

On January 29 on the Duke University campus, the Duke River Center and Duke Water Network host “Let’s Talk About Water,” a public event with film screenings and a panel discussion. The featured film is the award-winning DamNation, which screened at the 2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, among others.

Thursday, January 29
5 p.m.: Reception with short films
6 p.m.: DamNation screening
7:30 p.m. Panel discussion
Love Auditorium, Levine Science Research Center
308 Research Dr., Durham, North Carolina

Panelists will discuss the environmental, economic and social implications of dams and their removal, and the role of documentaries for environmental education and innovation in society. Panelists include Natural History editor-in-chief and Center for Documentary Studies instructor Erin Espelie, DamNation producer Matt Stoecker, Assistant for Water Resources Policy Robyn Colosimo, and retired Assistant Secretary of the Interior Dave Wegner.

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