“Dam Nation”

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Thursday, Oct. 23 is Campus Sustainability Day. To celebrate, various groups on campus will be holding sustainability events throughout the week. Students can find out what individual groups will be doing from the groups themselves.

The University of Wisconsin–Stout Sustainability Office will be hosting a documentary screening of “Dam Nation” in Applied Arts 210 at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 23.

“This event is meant to bring the university together to celebrate Campus Sustainability Day, which is open to all students, faculty, staff and community members,” said Katie Kumerow, sustainability assistant. “Organizers decided to screen ‘Dam Nation’ to make students and the community more aware of the issues surrounding dams.”

The documentary has won several film festival awards such as People’s Choice and Best Feature Film at the 2014 Green Film Festival in Seoul, South Korea. Produced by Matt Stoecker and directed by Travis Rummel and Ben Knight, the film tells the story of our nation’s connection to its rivers.

According to the film’s website, “Dam Nation” “explores the sea change in our national attitude 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.”

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