A River Below

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A RIVER BELOW captures the Amazon in all its complexity as it examines the actions of environmental activists using the media in an age where truth is a relative term. The film follows a reality TV star and a renowned marine biologist as they each attempt to save the Amazon pink river dolphin from being hunted to extinction. With gorgeous, sweeping aerial views we gain perspective from above, but as the film plunges deep into the murky, tangled rivers, we uncover a scandal that has no simple solution. A RIVER BELOW is a completely unexpected film - a knotty poem of duality and dissonance and a journey into ourselves as we attempt to better this world.


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  • A haunting documentary that asks urgent questions in this age of extinction crisis.

    Nov 4, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Vividly photographed by René Diaz and adroitly edited by Dan Swietlik, "A River Below" skillfully - and quite compellingly - navigates the murky complexities of contemporary reality filmmaking.

    Nov 2, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The truth turns into a tangled mess in "A River Below," a bold and urgent documentary whose seemingly straightforward story quickly runs awry.

    Nov 2, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Díaz's sublime cinematography and the way Grieco teases out the knotty narrative make for a haunting exploration of an ethical morass, where vilification is easy, but deconstructing power much more difficult.

    Nov 1, 2017 | Full Review…
  • "A River Below" details the good and bad of modern media activism, with answers about the best way forward as scarce as the disappearing pink river dolphin itself.

    Apr 25, 2017 | Full Review…

    Nick Schager

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  • Challenging, provocative and fascinating as it questions how media activism affects social change.

    Mar 23, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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