Reuben Aaronson, Director

Aaronson is a documentary filmmaker who has traveled the world to shoot and direct award-winning films about the human experience for National Geographic, Discovery, HBO, PBS, and many others. His work has been consistently recognized for its beauty and sensitivity, and has received awards ranging from Academy Awards to Emmys. His film Amazon Gold, narrated by Academy Award winners Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock, is the disturbing account of a clandestine journey that bears witness to the apocalyptic destruction of the rainforest in the pursuit of illegally-mined gold.