Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Where: The Paramount Theater
This event is free to attend, reservations are strongly recommended. All Group Reservations are required, please contact the Box Office directly for reserved seating: 434.979.1333 or BoxOfficeStaff@theparamount.net Click on the following link for Directions to Theater and Bus Drop-Off/Pick-Up Information and additional information regarding school transportation.
About the Film: 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. 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.
Since the premiere of Amazon Gold in 2012, it has been screened on four continents, translated into six languages, and won numerous awards including the prestigious Green Film Network Bumblebee Award for best environmental documentary of the year at the 2014 International Environmental Film Festival in Paris.