A River Runs Through Us at the Unspoken Film Festival – Oct 13, 2011

A River Runs Through Us
A River Runs Through Us will be screening as part of the UNSPOKEN Film Festival in Utica, NY on Thursday, October 13 at 3pm. UNSPOKEN is an annual human rights forum that combines film, art, music, and a conference into one festival. Held in Utica, NY in October of each year, this multi-faceted forum seeks not only to give a voice to human rights violations from around the globe, but also to offer practical solutions in order to shape a better tomorrow and give hope to the future. Find more info and buy tickets

Fighting Polluters from the Grassroots Up

Monday, August 15, 2011
Special Bay Area event with Zhou Xiang of Green Anhui, ChinaInternational Rivers is pleased to co-sponsor a talk on Monday, August 22 at 6 PM by Zhou Xiang of Green Anhui. Zhou Xiang is a dynamic leader in China’s grassroots environmental movement, who has worked to close polluting factories, support marginalized villages struggling with environmental health concerns, find alternatives to garbage incineration, and inspire a new generation of environmental advocates. Please join us to hear Zhou Xiang talk about his work and to show clips of the Academy-Award nominated documentary, The

Rainforest Celebration

Join the Rainforest Party!Come help us celebrate with World Rainforest Fund. Learn more about their work and be inspired to support the effort to save the world's rainforests. There will be five-minute talks by Surabi Menon, a scientist with UN Climate Change Panel who shared Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore; David Seaborg, President of the World Rainforest Fund; and representatives from International Rivers and Pachamama Alliance. You will have the opportunity to talk with the speakers and ask questions after the short program. Hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and snacks will be served. Add

Film Screening: Cultures of Resistance

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Berkeley City College Auditorium June 30, 7:00pm 2050 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 From Iran, where graffiti and rap became tools in fighting government repression, to Burma, where monks acting in the tradition of Gandhi take on a dictatorship, moving on to BRAZIL, where musicians reach out to young people in the favelas and transform guns into guitars, and ending in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, where photography, music, and film have given a voice to those rarely heard, Cultures of Resistance explores how art and creativity can be ammunition in the battle for peace and justice.

Dance at the Lake

Save the date
The party for wild rivers was a wild success! Here are the photos from the event: A Party for Wild Rivers Join International Rivers at the Lake Chalet in Oakland, California, as we celebrate our recent successes to protect the rivers of Africa, Asia, and Latin America and welcome our new Executive Director, Jason Rainey. Enjoy sustainable and locally-grown appetizers, wine and cocktails under the stars at the East Bay's most scenic restaurant. Friday, September 16 The party starts at 7:00 pm! The Lake Chalet, 1520 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA Tickets are $100. Purchase tickets onlineJoin us

Protest to Stop HidroAysen - Join Us!

Patagonia Sin Represas! Protest in San Francisco to Stop HidroAysen!View the press release The past few weeks have been an amazing time of environmental consciousness, democracy and popular uprising in Chile, all focused on stopping the HidroAysén dams project in Patagonia. A new poll shows that 74% of Chileans are against this project, and they've taken to the streets all over the country to demand that their government respect their wishes and cancel the illegal, unnecessary and outdated project. On Friday and Saturday, the 20th and 21st of May, there will be massive protests all ove

Film: Patagoinia Rising, San Francisco Premiere

Patagonia Rising is coming to San Francisco! Come see the film. Get inspired. Help the filmmakers raise some money for their outreach efforts in Chile and beyond. What: Patagonia Rising – The San Francisco Premiere!When: Wednesday June 8, 8pmWhere: The Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St @ Capp, San Francisco, CATickets: $10 Filmmaker Q and A after the show After party – TBA Deep in the heart of Patagonia, Chile flow two of the world’s purest rivers, the Baker and Pascua. Fed by vast glacial systems, these free-flowing watersheds drive biodiversity in temperate rainforests, estuaries and

Global Dam Building and the New Geopolitics: Presentation at the Sierra Club's Green Friday Potluck

The Northern Alameda Group of the Sierra Club hosts a social hour and potluck dinner at the Bay Chapter office in Berkeley, CA. International Rivers campaigners Zachary Hurwitz and Katy Yan will speak on the current status of world dam-building and efforts to stop unnecessary dam construction. When: Friday June 10, social hour and potluck dinner at 6pm, presentation and discussion at 7pmWhere: Sierra Club Bay Chapter Office, 2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA“Green Friday” events combine interesting speakers with potlucks; please bring a healthy dish to share. Please bring ingredient

Premiere: Patagonia Se Levanta en el Festival de Cine de Patagonia

Patagonia Rising
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
La premiere Chilena de Patagonia Se Levanta se llevará a cabo en el Tercer Festival de Cine de La Patagonia Aysén en Coyhaique, Chile. El documental está programado para el día Domingo 8 en el bloque de las 17 horas en el Cine Municipal. Es la segunda obra por y será mostrada a las 18:30. Patagonia Se Levanta trata sobre el proyecto de construir cinco grandes represas hidroeléctricas a lo largo de dos de los ríos más puros y libres del mundo: Baker y Pascua en la Patagonia Chilena. Siguiendo el ciclo hidrológico del Río Baker desde el hielo hastal mar, Patagonia Se Levanta da voz

Patagonia Rising Premieres at the Newport Beach Film Festival

Directed by Brian Lilla, Patagonia Rising tells the story and struggle surrounding two of Chilean Patagonia's most pristine rivers: the Baker and the Pascua. These free-flowing watersheds drive biodiversity and are the life source for Patagonia’s most tenacious residents – Gauchos, the iconic South American cowboys. The Patagonia region is now threatened by a plan to build five large hydroelectric dams on these two rivers. Tracing the hydro-logic cycle of the Baker River from ice to ocean, Patagonia Rising brings voice to the frontier people caught in the crossfire of future energy dem


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