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Patagonia Rising
DVD 
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Deep in the heart of Chile's Patagonia region flow two of the world's purest rivers, the Baker and Pascua. Fed by vast glacial systems, these untouched rivers drive biodiversity in rainforests, estuaries and marine ecosystems. They are also the life source for Patagonia's most tenacious residents: The Gauchos, the iconic South American cowboys who endure relentless winds and long winters on remote ranches in these river valleys. Now, five huge hydroelectric dams are planned for the two rivers. Promoted as "clean" energy, damming these major rivers would make floodplains out of river valleys, force ranchers off their land and wreak havoc on the massive ice fields and watersheds already under stress from global warming. Over the past century more than 45,000 large dams have altered the health of the planet's rivers with disastrous impacts that continue to unfold. This award-winning documentary captures the heated battle between those who wish to exploit the rivers, and those who wish to preserve the rivers and their surrounding lands, and as well the traditional lifestyle of it's inhabitants. Juxtaposing the pro-dam business sector with renewable energy experts, Patagonia Rising brings awareness - and solutions - to this global conflict over water and power.

Title: Patagonia Rising
Genre: Special Interest-Documentary, Foreign-Spanish
Starring: Carla Wilkins, Gino Cassasa, Hernan Salazar, Juvenal Fuentes Arratia, Mitzi Urtubia, Stephen Hall, Bernardo Arratia, Lalo Ojeda, Lautaro Arratia, Enrique Sanchez
Director: Brian Lilla
Studio: First Run Features
Attributes: Subtitled, Widescreen
Release Date: 7/17/2012
Original Year: 2011
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 720229915144
Item #: 274877X

Closed Caption: No
Street Date: 7/17/2012
Run Time: 88 minutes

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