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 congratulates Sarah duPont, the cast and productions team on RIVER OF GOLD's win for Best Documentary at the 21st ARPA International Film Festival on November 4, 2018 at the Egyptian Theatre in LA. River of Gold is a powerful, important and timely film...read more
Amazon Aid Foundation and the Museum of Tolerance hosted a special screening of documentary RIVER OF GOLD, a film by Amazon Aid Foundation, on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, CA. A panel discussion moderated by Museum...read more
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Journeys in Film hosts institute for Educators to introduce Common Core lesson plans aligned with Amazon Aid Foundation’s River of Gold
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...read more
Amazon Aid Foundation and the Museum of Tolerance will host a special screening of documentary RIVER OF GOLD, a film by Amazon Aid Foundation, on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, CA. Q&A with filmmaker Sarah DuPont...read more
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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