River of Gold: World Premiere at the DC Environmental Fil…

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 Capital! 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? Following the screening there will be a panel and Q&A session with: Reuben Aaronson- Director of River of Gold Sarah duPont:- Producer of River of Gold and founder of the Amazon Aid Foundation. Enrique Ortiz- Peruvian biologist and activist, Vice President and Co-founder of Amazon Conservation Association Dr. Tom Lovejoy- Forest ecologist and Senior Fellow of Biology at the UN Foundation This event is free and open to the public. Reservations required. Fievent.com | Contact | Privacy | Terms