Tracking Patagonia

Co-produced, additional camera and assistant edited by Rob Jackson with Director Sarah Athanas

53 minutes  |  2010

Tracking Patagonia is a vivid portrait of life in Chile’s wild south as it faces the potential construction of five hydroelectric dams by multinational corporations. Filmed by a young American film crew traveling by bicycle and raft and told through the voices of the region’s pioneers, the documentary explores the relationship between the people and the landscape, concluding that the very essence of Patagonia depends upon the freedom of its rivers.

Update: On June 10, 2014, after years of debate and protests, the Chilean government cancelled the proposed HidroAysén dam project while citing environmental concerns.