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newportFILM, Land Trust, to Screen "DamNation"

Film explores changing perceptions about dams, from engineering wonder to environmental consequence.

Enormous dams that hold back millions of gallons of water are considered architectural and engineering wonders as well as a key part of the nation's infrastructure, delivering critical water supplies to the masses.

But there has been a sea change in our perception of dams. What were once considered a modern marvel are now part of a growing awareness that the manipulation of the environment can lead to a host of environmental, social and economic woes.

Across the country, dams are coming down, giving back native fish and wildlife their habitats.

But other dams, like the Hoover Dam, can't come down as long as the water issues gripping the southeastern United States continue to boil.

These issues and more will be explored at a special screening of the film "DamNation," winner of the 2014 Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival.

The screening is a collaboration between newporFILM and the Aquidneck Land Trust and it coincides with Earth month.

Seating is limited, so RSVP in advance. 

Admission is FREE.

The screening is at 7 p.m. and afterwards, enjoy a post-film Q&A with Director Travis Rummel at 8:30 p.m.

The screening will be at the Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., Newport.

For more information, head over to www.newportFILM.com.

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