In theaters November 3
A documentary as dramatic, ambiguous, and multilayered as any fiction film, A RIVER BELOW examines the efforts of two conservationists in the Amazon to bring about change by using the national media, only to discover the consequences of their actions come with a high price.
A RIVER BELOW provides an eye-opening look at what happens when passion and opinion trump reason and morality. The crux of the story questions the truth in images, its manipulation to get the public’s attention and, ultimately, who pays the price for someone else’s passion for radical change.
“A vital work of art for the post-truth era of alternative facts...One of the craziest fucking movies I've seen. A RIVER BELOW is about the power of video, and its complicated relationship to the truth."
Sarah Jeong, VICE Motherboard
“Flipping the time-honoured eco advocacy doc on its head, filmmaker Mark Grieco uses a campaign to save the endangered pink dolphin, found in various stretches of the Amazon, as a way to question the selfish motivations of documentary makers fighting for a noble cause.”
David Jenkens, Little White Lies
"Incisively examines the complications of engaging in a crusade via public TV"
Nick Schaeger, Variety
“Grieco constantly upends our expectations, proving that nothing is as simple as it seems”
Allan Hunter, Screen Daily
“Audiences are treated to both an eco-thriller with plenty of twists and turns, and a probing rebuttal to a world full of alternative facts.”
Manuel Betancourt, Remezcla