In Peru, the headwaters of the Amazon River cut through the Andes Mountains and help sustain resident communities as well as the most diverse ecosystem on Earth. As the energy demands of Peru increase, the currently free flowing Marañón River faces over 20 proposed dam projects, two of which have already been approved. Our international team spent 28 days rafting the Marañón while documenting the natural and cultural resources that would be eminently impacted by proposed dam projects.
When locals rely solely on a river for their livelihood, it’s no wonder they almost always oppose dam building of any sort. Not only are these small villages isolated from the outside world but hey also don’t have a plan B for survival. This documentary is a first hand account for how big of a voice even a small community can have when their future is on the line.