VOICES FOR THE AMAZON

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 was organized with Ciné-ONU Geneva and UN Environment, with the support of the Amazon Aid Foundation, on the occasion of World Environment Day. Over 300 audience members filled Auditorium Ivan Pictet at the Maison de la Paix in Geneva, Switzerland to watch the documentary about the apocalyptic destruction of the Amazon rainforest in the pursuit of illegally mined gold. The film follows war journalists Ron Haviv and Donovan Webster and their guide, Peruvian environmental activist and biologist, Enrique Ortiz, along Peru’s Madre de Dios River to reveal the savage unraveling of pristine rainforest and its dangerous consequences.

A panel discussion about River of Gold followed the screening, with (pictured above from left to right):

    • Marc Hufty, Professor in Development studies, The Graduate Institute, Geneva (moderator)
    • Sarah DuPont, Film producer, President and Founder of the Amazon Aid Foundation
    • Sheila Logan, Programme Officer, Minamata Convention on Mercury
    • Casper Edmonds, Head of the Extractives, Energy and Manufacturing Unit, ILO
    • Charles Chaussepied, Former Director, Piaget