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1 hr. 27 min.

Plot Summary
Conflict arises over a plan to satisfy Chile's growing energy needs by building several hydroelectric dams in two of Patagonia's pristine rivers.


Director: Brian Lilla

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: First Run

Patagonia Rising (2011)

Release Date: June 8th, 2012|1 hr. 27 min.

critic reviews (5)
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  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    If viewers have any remaining doubts as to whether or not the dams are a good idea, the gorgeous shots of the threatened landscapes are bound to erase them. show more

  • 50
    Joseph Jon Lanthier Slant Magazine

    Director Brian Lilla alternates between talking heads and animated graphics to elucidate first how dams work and, obligatorily, to put a human face on those who would be affected. show more

  • 20
    Time Out New York

    Recent newspaper coverage will provide more context, and will take up 80 fewer minutes of your time. show more

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