Patagonia Rising Premieres at the Newport Beach Film Festival

Directed by Brian Lilla, Patagonia Rising tells the story and struggle surrounding two of Chilean Patagonia's most pristine rivers: the Baker and the Pascua. These free-flowing watersheds drive biodiversity and are the life source for Patagonia’s most tenacious residents – Gauchos, the iconic South American cowboys.

The Patagonia region is now threatened by a plan to build five large hydroelectric dams on these two rivers. Tracing the hydro-logic cycle of the Baker River from ice to ocean, Patagonia Rising brings voice to the frontier people caught in the crossfire of future energy demands. Juxtaposing the pro-dam business sector with renewable energy experts, Patagonia Rising brings awareness and solutions to this global conflict over water and power.

Director Brian Lilla will be there for a Q & A after the film.

  • Where: Newport Beach Film Festival
  • When: May 1, 5:30 pm

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Learn more about the campaign to protect Patagonia from destructive big dams.