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"Villagers enjoying the sunset at the confluence of the Nanay and Amazon Rivers in the Peruvian Amazon." Image from El Río (The River), a documentary film directed by Juan Carlos Galeano. Still image taken by Leoncio Ramírez, Director of Photography for El Río.
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The. River. (El Río).

documentary film
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The. River. (El Río).

The River (El Río) is a documentary film by Juan Carlos Galeano. The film is a journey, both mythological and affectionate. Spectacular images bring the audience’s attention to ecological wisdom about the spiritual belief systems of Amazonians.

Latin American and North American artists who collaborated on this film are Leoncio Ramírez Vásquez and Xinguito Producción Audiovisual, Amy Elizabeth Sanderson, Carlos Odría, and Rember Yahuarcani. A 3 minute trailer of the content of this film can be seen at:

The River (El Río) is scheduled to be premiered on Friday, June 23rd at the Twelfth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) June 20 - 24, 2017 at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.