Amazon Gold
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Film Info
Film Type:Feature
Green Film Network
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.

Amazon Gold 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

You might also like to see Once Upon a Forest (May 31 & June 1)

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Additional Information
Reuben Aaronson is a highly respected Producer / Director / Cameraman whose distinctive work reflects a wide variety of films, culminating in thirty years of experience. He has travelled the world to shoot and direct award-winning films about the human experience and international culture. He has created or worked on films for National Geographic, Discovery, HBO, PBS and many others. Recent work includes a two-hour special about Mexico for the Discovery Channel; feature films The Thin Red Line and The Ground Truth. He is currently working on two other documentaries in Peru, Finding Vilcabamba and 26 Days in Peru.