Winner of the 2015 Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award

Since the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement 20 years ago, international companies have used the Santiago River as their own “waste canal.” This documentary follows a young woman and her family as they try to save one of the most polluted rivers in Mexico. 

Directed by Jason Jaacks and Steve Fisher. Produced by Steve Fisher.

Silent River

2014 US 25 min
Festival Year: 2015
Types: Documentary, Short
Topic: Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy and Justice, Freshwater & Oceans, Global Perspectives, Latin American Program