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We are proud to present the River of Gold Project, which examines the devastating and global environmental and humanitarian consequences of small scale illegal gold mining in the Amazon and provides solutions in order to save the Amazon Rainforest. Find out how you can be a part of the solution.

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For a free online screening of “River of Gold”

Followed by a Q&A Panel of Experts featuring Human Rights Watch and Survival International
Hosted by Amazon Aid Foundation

September 19 and 20, 2019

 

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PROTECT THE AMAZON RAINFOREST & HELP SAVE OUR PLANET.

Documentary Film

“River of Gold,” a documentary film by the Amazon Aid Foundation, chronicles a clandestine journey into Peru’s Amazon rainforest to uncover the savage unraveling of pristine jungle by illegal small scale gold mining. Click the Host a Screening button below to learn more and to host a screening and Q&A Panel with AAF Experts in your community.

 

Education Curriculum

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.

 

Resource Guide

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.

 

Youth Warrior

Amazon Aid Youth Warriors 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.

A riveting story of a golden bullet aimed at the heart of the Amazon and the heroic efforts for a much better outcome.

Tom Lovejoy

If you could save the world’s greatest rainforest, would you?

Experts say at the current rate of destruction the Amazon could be gone in 40 years.

On average, 250 tons of earth need to be mined to make one gold wedding ring.

“To what lengths will men not go for the cursed lust for gold?”

-Virgil, The Aeneid

Ron Haviv-Vll Photo Agency

RIVER OF GOLD • SELECT CREW LIST

An Amazon Aid Foundation Production

NARRATED BY:
SISSY SPACEK
HERBIE HANCOCK

DIRECTED BY:
SARAH DUPONT
REUBEN AARONSON

PRODUCED BY:
SARAH DUPONT
JAMES CAVELLO
REUBEN AARONSON

AMAZON AID FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:
SARAH DUPONT
JAMES CAVELLO
MARGARITE ALMEIDA
DONOVAN WEBSTER
JON FINE
JON GOLDEN

ÜBER CONTENT EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS :
PHYLLIS KOENIG
PRESTON LEE

EDITORS:
JON FINE
ESTEBAN ARGÜELLO

ADDITIONAL EDITORS:
MATTHEW CELIA
HERVÉ COHEN
JON GOLDEN

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS:
HEATHER MYTELKA
PARVENE MICHAELS

MUSIC RECORDED & MIXED BY:
BEAU BONETTI

MUSIC PRODUCED BY:
ANTHONY MARINELLI

WRITTEN BY:
REUBEN AARONSON
ESTEBAN ARGÜELLO
JAMES CAVELLO
SARAH DUPONT
JENNY MAXWELL
HEATHER MYTELKA
DONOVAN WEBSTER

PHOTOJOURNALIST:
RON HAVIV

JOURNALIST:
DONOVAN WEBSTER

BIOLOGISTS:
THOMAS LOVEJOY
ENRIQUE ORTIZ

LINE PRODUCER:
MANUEL V. OTEYZA

PERU PRODUCTION MANAGER:
ANA MARIA POMAREDA

AMAZON AID PRODUCTION MANAGER:
HEATHER MYTELKA

ÜBER CONTENT PRODUCTION MANAGER:
JENNETTE MACLACHLAN

SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANTS:
GREG ASNER
LUIS FERNANDEZ
ADRIAN FORSYTH
THOMAS LOVEJOY
DAVE LUTZ
ENRIQUE ORTIZ
NIGEL PITMAN
MILES SILMAN

ARTWORK:
BRYAN EL CASTILLO

ANIMATORS:
WILL KIM
ANDREW
JEN AVILES
ROSEANNE TAN
LEON LAM
BEN FINE

SOUND RECORDIST:
GUILLERMO PALACIOS

SOUND EDITORS:
CJ CARPENTER
CESAR MEJIA

MIXER:
ERIK VALENZUELA

COLORIST:
MATTHEW CELIA
KEN SIRULNICK

POST PRODUCTION SERVICES:
JON FINE
JON GOLDEN
FREED PICTURES
PALADIN MEDIA
ÜBER CONTENT

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