“Dear River Lovers,

 

Join us for a screening of our Patagonia’s new film Blue Heart on Thursday the 11th of October.

 

More than 3,000 hydropower dams and diversions are either proposed or in the process of being built on Europe’s last wild rivers in the Balkans and will cause irreversible damage to rivers, wildlife and local communities. Blue Heart documents the battle for the largest undammed river in Europe—Albania’s Vjosa—the effort to save the endangered Balkan lynx in Macedonia, and the women of Kruščica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, who are spearheading a months-long, 24/7 protest to protect their community’s only source of fresh water.

 

The order of events for the evening will include a short film about the impacts of dams on the Snake river, the screening of Blue Heart, information about the AMBER project and how you can get involved, Q&A session with a panel of experts and a chance to meet researchers and PhD students through a poster session over complimentary wine. The event is sponsored by local café Arthur Neave, the AMBER project and the Society for Conservation Biology’s Freshwater Working Group.

 

Tickets are free but must be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/film-screening-blue-heart-tickets-50435535043

 

Best regards,

 

Josh Jones, Stephanie Januchowski-Hartley, Deiene Rodriguez-Barreto

 

Swansea University”