(USA, 2011, 54 min)
Over the past century more than 45,000 large dams have redefined the course and health of the planet’s rivers with disastrous impacts. Chile is now on the verge of building 5 hydro-electric dams in the heart of Patagonia. Tracing the Baker River from ice to ocean, Patagonia Rising brings voice to the frontier people caught in the crossfire of Chile’s 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.