Amazon Gold

L'oro dell'Amazzonia
by Reuben Aaronson 2012 53'

Narrated by Academy Award winners, Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock, Amazon Gold is the disturbing account of a clandestine journey that bears witness to the destruction of the rainforest in the pursuit of illegally mined gold. The result of the devastation will create consequences on a global scale. Ron Haviv and Donovan Webster, two war journalists, travel along Peru's Madre de Dios River, increasingly polluted by the mercury used to extract gold. The men are guided by Peruvian environmental activist and biologist, Enrique Ortiz, who points out how this heedless exploitation is threatening the extraordinary biodiversity of one of the world's pristine ecosystems.


Reuben Aaronson

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29 May -

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