YELLOW DOG FLYFISHING
“DAMNATION” SCREENING IN BOZEMAN
Doors open at 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm.
Tickets can be purchased in advance for $12 at the Ellen Theatre box office and online (link below).
Tickets also can be purchased at the door on the day of the event for $13.
This powerful film explores the transformation from a national attitude that once viewed big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers.
When, as a young man, DamNation producer Matt Stoecker witnessed migrating steelhead jump at, and bounce off, Stanford University’s Searsville Dam, he recognized the destructive power of a single dam on an entire watershed and beyond. Matt is now a fish biologist, who has since spearheaded the removal of more than a dozen such barriers to migration and is actively involved in efforts to dismantle several others. He and Patagonia founder/owner Yvon Chouinard, a long-time “dam buster” who for years has supported groups working to tear down dams, share the desire to free our rivers. Together they decided to capture such efforts, and their healing effects, on film and share them with the world. Teaming up with Felt Soul Media’s Ben Knight and Travis Rummel, DamNation was born.
Watch the film trailer below and explore the film site at http://damnationfilm.com/
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.
Photo: Travis Rummel