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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

National Geographic Announces 2015 Adventurers of the Year

National Geographic Announces 2015 Adventurers of the Year

Nov 7, 2014 November 7, 2014

Yesterday, National Geographic pulled the curtain back on the winners of their 10th annual Adventurers of the Year, “each selected for his or her remarkable achievement in exploration, adventure sports, conservation, and humanitarianism.” Four of the winners are from the Patagonia family and we couldn't be happier for… Read More

Elwha River Uplift

Elwha River Uplift

By Dylan Tomine   |   Sep 8, 2014 September 8, 2014

The kids and I decided to squeeze in one last, close-to-home, weekday excursion before school started, so we headed over to the newly dam-free Elwha River for a little float. The last piece of the upper dam was removed last week, so it seemed like a good time to… 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

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