CONFLUIR looks at the most important river you've never heard of. The Marañón River is the principle tributary of the Amazon, the world's longest river. American whitewater enthusiasts have dubbed it “the Grand Canyon of South America”, but little is scientifically documented about the ecological significance of the river to the Amazon biome. As the energy demands of Peru increase, the currently free flowing Marañón River faces over 20 proposed dam projects, two of which have already been approved. An international team of scientists and river experts spent 28 days rafting the Marañón to document the natural and cultural resources that would be eminently impacted by the proposed dams and to meet the people who live along the river and rely on it. Directed by Henry Worobec.
Screening with the short films THE PASSAGE directed by Nate Dappen and THE WATER'S FINE directed by Atlas Finch, Theo Morris and Moira Peterson.
Sponsor: KBOO Community Radio. Community Partners: Human Access Project and Marañón Waterkeeper.