River of Gold
Narrated by Academy Award winners Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock
RIVER OF GOLD is the disturbing account of a clandestine journey into Peru’s Amazon rainforest to uncover the savage unraveling of pristine jungle. Ron Haviv and Donovan Webster, two war journalists, led by Peruvian Enrique Ortiz, bear witness to the apocalyptic destruction in the pursuit of illegally mined gold with consequences on a global scale. Flash forward four years to a massive intervention by the Peruvian government. What will be the fate of this critical region of priceless biodiversity as these extraordinarily beautiful forests are turned into a hellish wasteland?
Photos by Ron Haviv, VII Agency. 2010.
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Amazon Aid attends Vatican conference focusing on Pope Francis’ landmark environmental encyclical Praise Be
Sarah duPont of Amazon Aid Foundation attended the conference observing the anniversary of LAUDATO SI’: ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME in early July. This follows a visit Sarah made to the Vatican in February 2018 to screen Amazon Aid’s documentary River of Gold for a group of the Pope’s environmental advisors. The film focuses on illegal gold mining in Peru and the environmental consequences for the Amazon rainforest and the indigenous people of the region.read more
In July, Sarah duPont of Amazon Aid Foundation will return to Rome by invitation to meet with some of Pope Francis' advisors on climate change and environmental protection. This trip to the Vatican is a follow-up to a visit by Sarah duPont in January 2018, when she...read more
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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 to lend...read more
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...read more
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In the summer of 1999, I journeyed to the Peruvian Amazon, a remote and pristine area, the largest piece of contiguous rainforest left on the planet. There we meandered along undulating brown rivers by boat, the best way to traverse this dense and roadless place. I...read more
Building on the success of Amazon Gold, our 2012 documentary on illegal gold mining in Peru's Amazon Rainforest, Amazon Aid Foundation is proud to announce the world premiere of our new film River of Gold at the 2016 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's...read more
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