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Sarah duPont & Rossana Silva Repetto, Exec. Secretary of the Secretariat of the Minamata Convention meet at the UN in Geneva

Sarah duPont & Rossana Silva Repetto, Exec. Secretary of the Secretariat of the Minamata Convention meet at the UN in Geneva

While in Geneva in late May, representatives of AAF had the opportunity to meet with key team members of the UN working on ratification and implementation of the Minamata Convention, which seeks to reduce mercury pollution from the targeted activities responsible for...
World Premiere of River of Gold in German in Bern, Switzerland

World Premiere of River of Gold in German in Bern, Switzerland

MAY 28, 2018 – The world premiere of River of Gold in German/Deutsch took place a cinema in Bern, Switzerland. Post-screening, a prestigious and knowledgable panel discussed the film, engaged in spirited Q & A, and allies of Amazon Aid’s mission were there...
River of Gold screened at the United Nations in Geneva on June 5, 2018

River of Gold screened at the United Nations in Geneva on June 5, 2018

JUNE 5, 2018: Sarah DuPont of Amazon Aid Foundation and producer of River of Gold was invited to screen the documentary on World Environment Day at the United Nations in Geneva. A panel discussion and audience Q & A session followed. The screening of River of Gold...
The Cycle of Gold

The Cycle of Gold

The Madre de Dios, or “Mother of God” region, of southeastern Peru, where the Amazon rainforest meets the eastern slope of the Andes, is one of the most critical biodiversity hotspots on Earth. This area is the headwaters regions of the Amazon River which carries 20%...
Mining for Gold in the Amazon

Mining for Gold in the Amazon

Artist Natalie Jeremijenko, who visited the University of Virginia this spring, posed a question to a group of us during the course Environmental Art Activism: do you have anything on your person for which you can describe the origins of all the materials, and the...