RIVER OF GOLD
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 biologist 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?
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