DamNation Documents the National Debate Over Dam Removals and River Restoration

September 16, 2014

By Conor Risch

Photographer and documentary filmmaker Ben Knight knew very little about dams in the United States before Patagonia, Inc., founder Yvon Chouinard approached him to create a film about them. Knight and his co-director, Travis Rummel, were also unfamiliar with the heated debate about dam removal and the future of the more than 80,000 dams that restrict the flow of rivers...

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