Amazon Gold

(Amazon Gold)
USA, 2012, 53 min
Directed by
Reuben Aaronson
Amazon / aur / documentary / gold

FIFE Environmental Film Festival, Paris, France 2014  – The Green Film Network Award 2014

International Wildlife Film Festival, Montana, USA, 2012 – Merit Award for Critical Message, Merit Award for Animation

Eco Film Festival, Cape Town, South Africa, 2014 – Official Selection


Narrated by Academy Award winners Sissy Spacek and Herbie  Hancock, Amazon Gold is the disturbing account of a clandestine journey into the Amazon rainforest. Ron 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.

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.

The film won the Green Film Network Award in Fevruary 2014.

GFN (Green Film Network) is a worldwide organization gathering together 21 environmental film festivals. The GFN award is a new annual initiative beginning in 2014 with the aim of supporting documentary filmmakers and raising awareness of important environmental issues.