Jason Jaacks is a filmmaker and photographer focused on social and environmental issues. During his career, he has ducked the border into Mexico with traditional leaders of the Tohono O’odham tribe, spent a year documenting a Native American spoken word team and led a source-to-sea expedition down the state of Washington’s Elwha River. Jaacks’ film Silent River follows a young woman as she defies death threats to save one of the most polluted rivers in Mexico. Jaacks has produced video for National Geographic, MSNBC, Discovery Digital, PBS and Fusion. He is a National Geographic Explorer and, with his colleague Anand Varma, directed the short film In Search of Zotz (Mountainfilm 2016).