Patagonia’s award-winning documentary film DamNation is now on Netflix and available for millions of subscribers to watch instantly for the very first time.

DamNation has been sweeping across the country earning fans and awards – including the coveted SXSW Film Audience Choice Award. It’s spurring activism – including more than 42,000 people to date who have asked President Obama to crack down on deadbeat dams.

A release on Netflix expands DamNation’s potential audience dramatically on a platform popular with documentary enthusiasts. The film currently has a Rotten Tomatoes audience score of 89 percent.

“I’m proud to have been involved with this film,” said Patagonia owner and founder Yvon Chouinard. “Time and again, I’ve witnessed how removing an unnecessary dam is the responsible and, eventually, celebrated choice. Ben, Matt and Travis show us why, and they’ve made a beautiful film.”

DamNation is a film odyssey that 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. It was produced by Patagonia in association with Stoecker Ecological & Felt Soul Media Production.

DamNation has been hailed by The Los Angeles TimesThe Village VoiceNational Geographic and Time Magazine. Chouinard published an op-ed in The New York Times arguing for the removal of low value, high cost dams.

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DamNation (87 min, U.S., 2014) – Directed by Ben Knight and Travis Rummel. Produced by Matt Stoecker and Travis Rummel. Editor: Ben Knight. Director of Photography: Ben Knight. Director of Underwater Photography:  Matt Stoecker. Associate Producer: Beda Calhoun. Executive Producer: Yvon Chouinard. Featuring: David James Duncan, David Montgomery, Elmer Crow, Rebecca Miles Jim Waddell, Floyd Dominy, Katie Lee, Lee Spencer and Mikal Jakubal.


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