Viva la Verde! A film about doing your part to save rivers; Discussion led by Director/Filmmaker Hugh Denno
VIVA LA VERDE is an independent documentary film seven years in the making. It explores the past, present and future of Arizona rivers, using the foremost surviving perennial river in Arizona, The Verde River, as a case study. It combines amazing wildlife photos and video with educational animated sequences, expert interviews, and an original soundtrack. This film sends a strong message of stewardship for wildlife, rivers, and water resources, and offers clear, solution-driven opportunities for citizens to get involved and help to preserve and restore our rivers.
HUGH DENNO, Cinematographer, Producer, Editor & Director, began his film career in 2006 while exploring the depths of the Amazon as a volunteer. Over ten years of professional experience as a naturalist, experiential educator, and wilderness guide has prepared him to be a great storyteller. Hugh says, “traveling and working in the wilderness teaches us how to accomplish monumental goals with minimal resources.”
Hugh holds a BA in Conservation Biology and Adventure Education from Prescott College. After college, Hugh created Hueman Productions, an independent film production company to serve the growing number of environmental and social justice groups around the globe. He has worked as an independent cinematographer, editor, producer and director for many environmental and social justice film projects since 2008. Hugh continues to travel and make films. His ultimate goal is to use video to help others bring their dreams to reality and to paint a clear picture of the positive future that we can all work toward.