Saturday, Sept. 29 | 4:00 pm | Oregon Premiere
"Confluir" looks at the most important river you've never heard of. The Marañón River is the principle tributary of the Amazon, the world's largest river. American whitewater enthusiasts have dubbed it “the Grand Canyon of South America”, but little is scientifically documented about the ecological significance of the river to the Amazon biome. As the energy demands of Peru increase, the currently free flowing Marañón River faces over 20 proposed dam projects, two of which have already been approved.
An international team of scientists and river experts spent 28 days rafting the Marañón to document the natural and cultural resources that would be eminently impacted by the proposed dams and to meet the people who live along the river and rely on it.
Directed by Henry Worobec | 2018 | US | 43 MINS.
Screening with the short films:
The Water's Fine
There's a disconnect between the people of Portland, Oregon and the river that is central to the city. This film calls attention to an organization trying to bridge this gap: the Human Access Project.
Directed by Atlas Finch, Theo Morris, Moira Peterson | 2017 | 5 MINS.
“In 1974, my 20-year-old parents and uncle Andy built their own canoes, launched them into the Pacific, and became some the first people in modern history to canoe from Washington to Alaska up the Inside Passage. My brother and I grew up paddling those wooden canoes in the Virginia rivers and the 1974 adventure became legend in our family - shaping who we’ve become, how we view our parents, and how our parents view themselves. In the summer of 2017, we renovated those canoes and with our aging parents completed their 1974 journey.” – Director Nate Dappen
Directed by Nate Dappen | 2018 | US | 25 MINS.