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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?

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 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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