The nation of Chile is divided. Foreign multinationals with the rights to Chile's water want to build dams in the heart of Patagonia and bring energy north to Santiago. The dam builders promise cheap and abundant electricity to power Chile's expanding economy, but at what cost? And are there viable alternatives?
Patagonia Rising investigates this hydroelectric scheme and its implications for the region, drawing on lessons learned from dammed rivers around the world. Tracing the hydrologic cycle of the Baker River from ice to ocean, the documentary brings voice to the iconic South American cowboys, Gauchos, caught in the crossfire of northern Chile's energy demands. Juxtaposing the pro-dam business sector with renewable energy experts, the documentary brings awareness and solutions to this global conflict over water and power.
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