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Praise for Brian Lilla's PATAGONIA RISING

"Intelligent. Weighs the environmental and cultural impact of five massive hydroelectric dams proposed for Chile's Patagonia region....Awe-inspiring footage of spectacular lands at South America's southernmost tip introduce the gauchos, loggers and other residents whose ways of life have barely changed over centuries, particularly since no roads or power lines connect many ranches." - Dennis Harvey, Variety

"Beautifully filmed and patiently explained...breathtaking landscape shots honor a way of life in imminent danger of being, quite literally, swept away."- Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

"Offers stunning views of the region and evocative glimpses of a near-vanished agrarian lifestyle." - Mark Jenkins, National Public Radio

"Admirable thoroughness and balance."
- Mark Holcomb, Village Voice

"Excellent.  An intelligent, passionate and cogent scientific argument against damming the rivers. 'Patagonia Rising' echoes the call of Occupy Wall Street...and leads us to one startling conclusion—that dams are nothing more than international investment opportunities for the rich." -Marcia Garcia, Film Journal