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Save Money, Save Salmon, Save Mike: Free the Snake

By Steve Hawley   |   Aug 21, 2015 August 21, 2015

Meet Mike. He’s 21 years old, 20 feet long, weighs about 10,000 pounds. He speaks a language that was taught to him by his elders: a series of squeaks, clicks and squeals that allow him to coordinate hunting strategies with his clan. His species is the apex predator in… Read More

Above: Yvon Chouinard looks out over Englebright Dam back in 2011, Yuba River, California. Photo: Matt Stoecker

Wild Fish Don’t Ride in Trucks

By Yvon Chouinard and Matt Stoecker   |   Jul 23, 2015 July 23, 2015

This op-ed was originally published in the Sacramento Bee on July 23, 2015. On May 7, the Yuba Salmon Partnership Initiative (YSPI) shared a plan that would create the first “trap and haul” program of its kind in California. Trap and… Read More

Above: “Koubaru”, the area slated to be submerged by the construction of Ishiki Dam. The Ishiki River running alongside the road is too small and narrow to be visible. Photo: Yoshiaki Murayama

DamNation – Help stop Ishiki Dam in Japan

By Takayuki Tsujii   |   Jun 17, 2015 June 17, 2015

All technology has merits and harmful effects. The same applies to dams that came into existence over 50 years ago. But the detrimental impact brought upon by dams has become increasingly conspicuous in recent years. Because of this, discussions have started to take place in the U.S. regarding the… Read More

DamNation to Screen in 23 Patagonia Stores Nationwide on June 5, Available Digitally at Vimeo On Demand on June 6

DamNation to Screen in 23 Patagonia Stores Nationwide on June 5, Available Digitally at Vimeo On Demand on June 6

By Patagonia   |   Jun 3, 2014 June 3, 2014

Winner – SXSW Audience Choice Award Winner – Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy, DC Environmental Film Festival Winner – Mountainfilm Audience Choice Award Winner – Best of Festival, 5Point Film Festival On Thursday, June 5, Patagonia will present the award-winning, feature length documentary … Read More

Above: Old growth forests and the confluence of Kosina Creek and the Susitna River would be submerged under the reservoir created by the proposed dam. Photo: Matt Stoecker

DamNation – Susitna: Alaska’s Mega Dam(n) Proposal

By Matt Stoecker and Travis Rummel   |   Oct 23, 2013 October 23, 2013

The Susitna is a huge glacial river that drains the indomitable Alaska Range. Denali looms on the horizon. One of America’s last great, wild, undammed rivers, it is home to large numbers of king, sockeye, pink, coho and chum salmon, which push through its heavy currents to spawn in… Read More

[Above: Co-director Travis Rummel in the field during the filming of DamNation. All photos courtesy of DamNation]

DamNation – 80,000 Dams, 51 Interviews and One Film

By Katie Klingsporn   |   Jul 19, 2013 July 19, 2013

In July of 2011, Felt Soul Media filmmakers, Ben Knight and Travis Rummel, packed camera gear, computers and a few changes of clothing into a borrowed Sportsmobile van, braced themselves for a whole lot of time together and hit the road. It was the beginning… Read More

[Above: The one and only Katie Lee, outside her home in Jerome, Arizona after her interview for DamNation this fall. Photo: Ben Knight]

DamNation – The Grand Dame of Dam Busting

By Katie Klingsporn   |   Apr 25, 2013 April 25, 2013

Folk-singer, desert goddess, rabble-rouser and all-out spitfire Katie Lee has been raging against Glen Canyon Dam and its reservoir, Lake Powell, for more than 50 years. And she’s not slowing down. Lee, who is featured in DamNation, a documentary film produced… Read More

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