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Screening of Confluir: a film about the protection of the Marañón river

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Lock-keeper's Cottage, Queen Mary, University of London

Mile End Road

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The Peruvian Research Network is pleased to host a screening of 'Confluir', a film by Henry Worobec about the threats to and the efforts to protect the Marañón river. Amongst the mountains and rivers of Montana, Henry Worobec writes and films stories about natural resources. He currently pursues a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism at the University of Montana.

The Context of 'Confluir'

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.

Marañón Waterkeeper

Marañón Waterkeeper is the guardian, steward and voice of the Marañón river; A non-governmental organization whose mission is to protect and promote the Marañón River. We unite, educate and empower people to address the major issues that threaten this watershed.

We believe the communities and species that rely on the Marañón River have a right to exist. We believe the Amazon is essential to life on earth as we know it, and the source of this mighty river is a critical link in this interconnected ecosystem. The protection of the Marañón River is a global issue and to address we bring support from all corners of the globe.

Waterkeeper Alliance

Marañón Waterkeeper is a member of the WATERKEEPER® Alliance; a global network of more than 275 Waterkeeper Organizations dedicated to protecting to rivers, lakes, bays, sounds and other water bodies around the globe through grassroots action. The vision of the Waterkeeper Movement is for swimmable, drinkable, fishable waterways worldwide. The guiding principle of Waterkeepers is that without water, there can be no life, and without clean water, there can be no healthy life.

Learn more about 'Confluir' and Marañón Waterkeeper

http://maranonwaterkeeper.org/

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