Amazon Gold

Narrated by Academy Award winners, Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock, Amazon Gold is the disturbing account of a journey to bear witness to the apocalyptic destruction of the rainforest in the pursuit of illegally mined gold.



Reuben Aaronson





Running Time

53 mins 

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SFGFF film program:

Amazon_Gold_WEB.jpgRon Haviv and Donovan Webster, two war journalists led by a Peruvian biologist uncover the savage unraveling of pristine rainforest. They bear witness to the apocalyptic destruction in the pursuit of illegally mined gold with consequences on a global scale. An animated Agouti springs to life to tell the story of his ecosystem. Left in the wake of 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.

Screening: May 31, 2014 at Roxie Theater. SF Premiere.

Discussion with Luis Fernandez, Carnegie Institute of Global Ecology, Stanford and Amazon Aid Foundation board member.


WINNER: 2014 Green Film Network Award