Dead River

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Dead River

Dead River

5.0/5

Critic Rating

Dead River is the story of Brazil's worst environmental disaster — the Mariana dam collapse — that claimed the lives of 19 people. This isn't just a tale about the tragedy itself; it's a narrative that resonates with the pursuit of happiness, the impact of greed, and the overnight disappearance of centuries-old traditions. Hosted by biologist and wildlife broadcaster Liz Bonnin, this six-part series explores the profound connection people share with the land along the River Doce — a connection shattered by the tragic events of the Mariana dam collapse. As we hear about the aftermath, we encounter heroes and villains, witnessing the resilience of com...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Alexi Duggins • The Guardian Feb 29, 2024

"It’s an emotive, worrying listen packed with heartstring-tugging music, as we hear locals recount their fears that “the dam was sick”."

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