A Study of Rio Marañón

Over twenty hydroelectric dams have been proposed for the principle tributary of the Amazon River. The currently free-flowing Marañón River cuts through the Andes Mountains and helps sustain resident communities as well as the most diverse ecosystem on Earth.

An international team of scientists and river experts investigated the natural, recreational and cultural resources that would be eminently impacted by the dams during a month-long raft trip on the Marañón.

Director(s): Henry Worobec
Script: Henry Worobec
Production: National Geographic, Henry Worobec
Actors: Steven Gaskill, James Contos, Pedro Peña, Jen-Al, Jesse Burns, Ben, Ezequiel Forti, Nancy, Christian Martin, Ricardo Barera Bau, Robyn Scher, Nate, Tomas Binimelis, Chris Edwards, Natalie, Jorge Peralta, Jaime Goode, Stefany Salcedo Gustavson, Alice Hill, Felipe, Doña, Luis, Betty Rocha, Jesus Rocha, José Serra Vega, Bruno Monteferri, Benjamin Webb, Zacarias
Year: 2018
Duration: 39 min
Our age recommendation: 16
Language (audio): English, Spanish
Language (subtitles): English
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: Peru
Screening rights: Henry Worobec ()
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Main topic(s): Water
Secondary topics: biodiversity fossil fuel infrastructure climate politics tourism drinking water wilderness wildlife activism
Mentions: dams conservation wilderness rivers indigenous people ecosystems scientists rafting activism politics corruption
Topic Page(s): Water

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