"Amazon Gold" screening at the Artivist Film Festival
Luskin School of Public Affairs/IoES Professor Susanna Hecht and Center for Tropical Research Senior Research Fellow Sassan Saatchi are featured in the documentary.
Friday, November 02, 2012
4800 Hollywood Blvd. LA, CA. 90027
Narrated by Academy Award winners, Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock, "Amazon Gold" is the disturbing account of a clandestine journey bearing witness to the apocalyptic destruction of the rainforest in the pursuit of illegally mined gold. Two journalists who normally cover war and human rights issues travel along Peru's Madre de Dios River to reveal the savage unraveling of pristine rainforest. Left in the wake of almost surreal images of once extraordinary beauty turned into hellish wasteland, "Amazon Gold" reaffirms the right of the rainforest to exist as a repository of priceless biodiversity and not as the toxic remains of man's greed for gold.
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