Hidden Rivers of Southern Appalachia

A visual exploration of the rivers and streams of Southern Appalachia, North America’s most biologically rich waters, this film follows the work of conservation biologists and explorers throughout the region and reveals both the beauty and vulnerability of the aquatic life and how many people are finding ways to protect it.

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Filmmakers: Jeremy Monroe and David Herasimtschuk

Running Time: 56 mins

Language: English

2021 ACFF OfficialSelection
Jeremy Monroe

Jeremy Monroe, Filmmaker

Monroe founded Freshwaters Illustrated to help create more immersive imagery and stories that carry the beauty, biodiversity, and value of freshwater ecosystems. Along with a talented group of visual artists and communicators, he works to make those stories as immersive as they can be. Monroe has degrees in aquatic ecology and fishery biology from Colorado State University.

David Herasimtschuk

David Herasimtschuk, Filmmaker

An award-winning natural history photographer, Herasimtschuk is the visual force in FI’s imagery, stories, and films. With a degree in wildlife and fishery biology, his images combine his biological sensibility with a keenly artistic eye. His images have been published in National Geographic, BBC World, National Wildlife, High Country News, Biographic, National Parks, and many others.