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.

Mercury Uprising

2015 US 11 min
Festival Year: 2015
Types: Documentary, Short
Topic: Climate Change, Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy and Justice, Freshwater & Oceans, Global Perspectives, Latin American Program