Film
DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

RIVER BELOW

Directed by Mark Grieco
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 86 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE RIVER BELOW
Deep in the Amazon, the population of the indigenous pink river dolphin is dwindling. Docile and easy to catch, this near-mythical animal is being hunted to extinction and used as bait for scavenger fish. But two activists are each working tirelessly to raise awareness and protect the species. On the one hand a marine biologist and on the other a famous TV star, each has their own very different approach to their one common goal.

As the battle to save the pink river dolphin intensifies, the effort to direct the public’s attention to the issue becomes increasingly difficult. When a scandal erupts, ethical questions are raised as murky as the waters of the Amazon River itself. What sacrifices are acceptable in the battle for this endangered animal and what are the grander social, economical and environmental issues involved? Mark Grieco’s (Marmato) surprising documentary digs into the ethics of activism in the modern media age.

—Cara Cusumano
Drama, Documentary, Environmental
About the Director(s)
Mark Grieco is an independent filmmaker-photographer focused on Human Rights and Justice in the global economy. Marmato, his award-winning first feature documentary, premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Winning several grants from the Sundance Institute, Ford Foundation, and The MacArthur Foundation, Grieco studied film production at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Documentary Competition
  • Year:
    2017
  • Length:
    86 minutes
  • Language:
    English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Mark Grieco
  • Composer:
    Tyler Strickland
  • Cinematographer:
    Helkin René Diaz
  • Cast:
    Fernando Trujillo, Richard Rasmussen
  • Executive Producer:
    Mike Erwin, Jeff Hewitt, Jerre Hewitt
  • Editor:
    Dan Swietlik
  • Producer:
    Torus Tammer

Contacts
  • Print Source
    Torus Tammer
    Sandarba Films
    Medellin, 1
    Phone: +57 316 242 7384
    torus@sandarba.com
  • Press Contact
    Kevin McLean
    K2 Publicity
    Los Angeles, CA 90068
    Phone: 310 955 1057
    kevin@k2publicity.com
  • US Sales Contact
    Benjamin Weiss
    Paradigm Talent Agency
    Beverly Hills , CA 90210
    Phone: 310 288 8000
    bweiss@paradigmagency.com
  • International Sales Contact
    Benjamin Weiss
    Paradigm Talent Agency
    Beverly Hills , CA 90210
    Phone: 310 288 8000
    bweiss@paradigmagency.com