Mercury Uprising

Presented with the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development

Featuring interviews with forest ecologists Tom Lovejoy and Luis Fernandez, along with the Peruvian Minister of the Environment Manuel Pulgar Vidal, this companion piece to the award-winning documentary, Amazon Gold, delves deeper into the issues of climate change, accelerated deforestation of the Amazon rainforest, illegal gold mining and the devastating effects of mercury, the dangerous toxin used in the mining process. Directed by Sarah duPont and Emir Cerman. Produced by Mirek Vana, Jason Parks and Heather Mytelka.

Introduced by filmmaker Sarah duPont. Discussion with forest ecologist Tom Lovejoy and Enrique Ortiz, Program Director, Tropical Americas Program, Blue Moon Fund follows the screening.

Shown with Yasuni Man

Friday, March 20, 6:30 p.m.

FREE. No reservations required.

Gala Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St., NW (Metro: Columbia Heights)

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