Narrated by Academy Award winners Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock
“RIVER OF GOLD,” a documentary film by the Amazon Aid Foundation, is the disturbing account of a clandestine journey into Peru’s Amazon rainforest to uncover the savage unraveling of pristine jungle by illicit small scale gold mining.
Ron Haviv and Donovan Webster, two war journalists, led by Peruvian scientist and activist Enrique Ortiz, bear witness to the apocalyptic destruction in the pursuit of illicitly mined gold with consequences on a global scale. What will be the fate of this critical region of priceless biodiversity as these extraordinarily beautiful forests are turned into a hellish wasteland?
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In tandem with the “River of Gold” documentary film, Amazon Aid has produced a curriculum with our partner Journeys in Film that will amplify the film’s impact and educate students worldwide about the importance of the Amazon and promote working solutions for saving it. Click the Get Curriculum button below to learn more and receive your FREE Curriculum.
For the first time, resources about the what why and where of the gold supply chain are being consolidated into one place providing easy access to information from the ground to the consumer of how to engage in working solutions to promote a cleanly and responsibly sourced gold.
Social Impact Campaign
The worldwide release of “River of Gold” along with its other initiatives will raise the bar by activating governments, NGOs, stakeholders, scientists, artists, ad the general public to take specific actions to address the looming global crisis of losing the Amazon. It is not hyperbole to state that the Amazon is at a tipping point. We must act now in order to save the most critical ecosystem on the planet. JOIN US TODAY!
Amazon Aid Youth Activists are dedicated to defending and protecting the Amazon Rainforest. Through education, awareness and advocacy, young people can learn how to take different actions that will support the efforts of organizations and individuals working to stop the destruction of the Amazon.
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Photos by Ron Haviv, VII Agency
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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 illicit and unregulated gold mining in Peru and the environmental consequences for the Amazon rainforest and the indigenous people of the region.
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...
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...
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...
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...
River of Gold to be screened at UCLA 10/22, hosted by School of Law’s The Promise Institute for Human Rights
To register: Click Here Learn about The Promise Institute: Click Here Panel discussion to follow the screening will feature Sarah duPont, producer of River of Gold and founder of Amazon Aid Foundation; photographer Ron Haviv; and Justin Connolly From Human Rights...
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 The Orang Utan Republik Foundation (OURF) will honor environmental achievement from film, television, science and technology at the 3rd Annual Pongo Environmental Awards to be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at...
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...
Building on the success of Amazon Gold, our 2012 documentary on illicit and unregulated 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...