Reuben Aaronson | USA | 2012 | 53 min
English and Spanish with subtitles
Winner 2014 Green Film Network Award
San Francisco Premiere
Narrated by Academy Award winners Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock, Amazon Gold
is the disturbing account of a clandestine journey into the Amazon rainforest. Ron Haviv and Donovan Webster, two war journalists led by a Peruvian biologist uncover the savage unraveling of pristine rainforest. They bear witness to the apocalyptic destruction in the pursuit of illegally mined gold with consequences on a global scale. An animated Agouti springs to life to tell the story of his ecosystem. Left in the wake of surreal images of once extraordinary beauty turned into hellish wasteland, Amazon Gold
reaffirms the right of the rainforest to exist as a repository of priceless biodiversity.
Discussion with: Luis Fernandez, Carnegie Institute of Global Ecology, Stanford and Board of Directors, Amazon Aid Foundation.
Screens with: Amazing Grace
, Winner 2014 Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award
, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.
and Amazing Grace
show as part of a day of highlights from our Green Film Network festival partners. For more information about the network, visit greenfilmnet.org
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