Damnation Film Screening, part of World Fish Migration DayCommunity
17 April 18:00 - 21:00
As part of a series of European wide events organised by the AMBER project (Adaptive Management of Barriers in Euopean Rivers) to celebrate World Fish Migration Day, the Rivers and Lochs Institute at Inverness College UHI, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands, is hosting a FREE screening of award-winning film DAMNATION.
The screening will be followed by a short presentation by the Rivers and Lochs Institute and the work it is carrying out as a research partner of the AMBER project, which promotes rivers connectivity across Europe and works to understand the past and present impact of barriers on the health of our rivers. Researchers will discuss the project and their work on the River Garry and River Moriston in relation to freshwater barriers.
All welcome. Entry is free. No need to register, just turn up on the night!
DAMNATION - The Story:
"This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in US attitudes from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation shows how far things have moved and how quickly, from the assumption 50 years ago that dams were always a power for good, to the first successful attempt to remove a marginal dam 20 years ago on the Kennebec River"
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