River of Gold: Documentary Screening – Jon Fine
February 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
RIVER OF GOLD is the disturbing account of a clandestine journey bearing witness to the apocalyptic destruction of the Amazon Rainforest in the pursuit of illegally mined gold. War journalists Ron Haviv and Donovan Webster travel along Peru’s Madre de Dios River to reveal the savage unraveling of pristine rainforest.
Jon Fine’s work has taken him around the globe, filming Carlos Santana’s Peace Tour across Japan, Quincy Jones historic Jazz Day celebration in Cuba and rap icon Andre 3000’s foray into US politics. He spent a year on the road with Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter for the film “Possibilities” and went deep inside the coal mines of Slab Fork, West Virginia for “Still Bill”, the award-winning feature he produced, shot and edited about songwriter Bill Withers. Jon produced and edited “River of Gold” about war photographer Ron Haviv’s investigation into illegal gold mining in the Peruvian rainforest.