Thursday, September 12, 2019
7:00 PM Film
6:00 PM Members Reception
The Flicks, 646 W Fulton St. Boise, ID
IDAWRA in support of the Treasure Valley Engineers Without Borders
presents the Marañón Water Keeper award-winning film
Rio Marañón –An enviro-adventure documentary of the Grand Canyon of the Amazon
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. Confluir is about the most important river that folks have probably never heard of -Rio Marañón. The title means “Come Together,” and the story follows an international group of scientists and river experts investigating the Grand Canyon of the Amazon on a month-long raft trip. With echoes from the first descent of the river, the crew navigates intricate whitewater as well as the environmental and social issues presented by proposed dams on the principle tributary of the Amazon. As they learn of the different local communities banding together to save the river they call home, the question turns to how international communities can join them in the fight for one of the last great free-flowing rivers.