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Power in the Pristine: New Movie From Rios Libres

Photo courtesy Rios Libres

Our friend Chris Kassar shot us an email this week to let us know about the newly revamped Rios Libres site — it’s looking good! — as well as the group’s new movie trailer Power in the Pristine. It’s this kind of excellent work that’s giving a dynamic voice to the conservation movement. Check it:

Power in the Pristine from Rios Libres on Vimeo.

From the film description:

Patagonia is one of the few places on the planet with untouched and undiscovered corners still remaining. Yet, at this very moment, its rivers and wildlands are under attack. Big business seeks to choke two of the region’s most pristine rivers with mega-dams and plans to decimate unique forest ecosystems to build the longest power line in the world. Follow Team Rios Libres led by professional athlete, Timmy O’Neill and luminary writer, Craig Childs as they immerse themselves into this remote region. Find out what they discover on their journey from the source of the Baker River to the sea. Filled with inspiring imagery, compelling interviews and a bit of adventure, you’ll gain an understanding of how this huge hydroelectric scheme would forever change the face and character of the area and why we must act now to Keep Patagonia Wild.

The film debuts at the Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival’s Environmental Night on October 7th. Wish we were going to be there!