• Patagonia Rising (2012)

Patagonia Rising

Release Date: June 8th, 2012

DVD Release Date: July 17th, 2012

Not Yet Rated |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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 20
    Time Out

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

  • 50
    Joseph Jon LanthierSlant 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

  • 50
    Frank ScheckThe 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

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