October 20-21, 2018: Journeys in Film | River of Gold: Teaching about Climate Change and Indigenous Rights with Film will take place at The Museum of Tolerance in cooperation with Journeys in Film, USC Rossier School of Education, and Amazon Aid Foundation.
The two-day workshop is ideal for middle and high school educators, set in the immersive environment of the Museum of Tolerance will prepare educators to walk away with interdisciplinary lesson plans aligned to the Common Core for Amazon Aid Foundation’s River of Gold.
River of Gold: A documentary which chronicles the clandestine journey into Peru’s Amazon rainforest to uncover the savage unraveling of pristine jungle. The film follows the journey of two war journalists, and their guide. The three men bear witness to the wide-scale destruction and poisoning of the Amazon in the pursuit of illegally-mined gold, destruction that has consequences on a global scale. River of Gold reaffirms the right of the rainforest to exist, inspiring audiences to think about where their gold comes from and engage in solutions to protect the Amazon.
The Journeys in Film River of Gold interdisciplinary curriculum guide teaches students how the arts can be used effectively to advocate for human rights and environmental justice. Students and educators will be inspired to continue the work of environmental advocacy while engaging academic standards.