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A River Below Programme 2019

by Mark Grieco International Documentary Film / Competition

Deep in the Amazon, the population of the fabled indigenous pink river dolphin is dwindling. The reason for its near extinction is heart-breaking and absurd: its flesh is used to catch another fish that fuels a business in South America worth millions. The dead dolphins are nothing more than bait. However, two activists are working tirelessly to raise awareness: famous TV star Richard Rasmussen stirs up scandal and often hits the headlines in Brazil, while Colombian biologist Fernando Trujillo presents his government and the media with alarming facts. Their mission requires a great deal of courage, when it also attracts the wrath of others.
With its breathtaking imagery, A RIVER BELOW takes us on a journey into the very heart of the Amazon, into cities, fishing villages and even the water itself. It depicts the difficult situation faced by two environmental activists who follow their own very different approach to one common goal.


  • Genre: DOC: Environment & Nature
  • Country, Year: Colombia, USA, 2017
  • Runtime: 87 Min
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Mark Grieco
  • Cast: Dr. Fernando Trujillo, Richard Rasmussen, Jone Cesar Silva
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  • Cinematography: Helkin René Díaz
  • Editor: Dan Swietlik
  • Sound: Carlos Arcila, Mauricio Ruiz, Yesid Vásquez
  • Music: Tyler Strickland
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  • Producer: Torus Tammer
  • Executive Producers: Jerre Hewitt, Mike Erwin, Jeff Hewitt
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  • Production Company: Sandarba Films
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