Dams were once a symbol of progress and control over nature, whereas today they are instead at the centre of lively debate by those who evaluate their impact on the ecosystem negatively. In the USA there is a growing movement asking for the dams constructed in the 19th and 20th century to be removed, so that rivers can return to their original courses. The fruit of three and a half years of work, for the first time DamNation documents the spectacular removal of a number of dams and the subsequent consequences on the environment. A journey through the history and landscape of the United States, where nature and freedom are inseparable.
He was born and raised in North Carolina, but for almost twenty years he has lived in Telluride, Colorado. A self-taught director and photographer, he founded Felt Soul Media together with Travis Rummel.
Travis began his career by making a series of short films on fishing, again with Ben Knight. In 2007 he made Red Gold, a film about the Pebble Mine area in Alaska. The close link between nature and freedom is at the centre of their work.
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