The Las Piedras River is the longest watershed in the Peruvian Madre de Dios, the headwaters of the Amazon Rainforest. This vast wilderness contains some of the highest biodiversity on earth, as well as 'uncontacted' nomadic indigenous tribes. “Unchartered Amazon” explores the wildlife of the Las Piedras River, focusing on the hard to see species, the unique features of this forest, as well as the threats facing it.
The film we be accompanied by its executive producer, the naturalist, explorer, author, and award winning wildlife filmmaker Paul Rosolie. His short film “An Unseen World” won the UN Forum on Forests 2013 short films award, and has been described as ‘nature filmmaking at its most raw and innovative.” His recent book “Mother of God” has gained the praise of environmentalists and adventurers such as Jane Goodall, Bear Grylls, and Bill McKibben who have called the book a “gripping,” “awe inspiring,” “rousing tale,” “with a great and enduring point.”
After the film, Paul Rosolie will be telling us more about the state of the Amazon, and showing EC members how to get involved in doing expeditions in the wildest place on earth.
Ticket price includes Cocktail Reception, Drinks, Hors d'oeuvres and the Lecture
6:00 pm Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm Screening
Q&A with Paul to follow screening