updated 11:46 PM EST, Fri February 27, 2015

"The 'heart of darkness' turned out not to be the darkness from this imposing forest, but the darkness from the death of the forest."

Following in the footsteps of legendary explorers, an Earth Touch filmmaker recently embarked on her own trip down the Congo River in the hope of tracking down a rare tigerfish. We sat down with her to chat about everything from the dangers of filming in remote locations, to the challenges faced by women filmmakers and the heartbreak that comes with recording environmental devastation in a once-pristine landscape.