For the past 14 years, Club Náutico Escualo, (Escualo = Shark) a youth kayak club in the remote Patagonian town of Cochrane, Chile has taught kids between the ages of 4 and 18 to kayak on the emerald waters of the nearby Baker River. In the process, the club has fostered integrity, community, and love for the environment. Now the Baker is threatened by the construction of two mega dams that would destroy the river and one of the last great wildernesses on earth, while forever altering the town of Cochrane and the lives of the Escualos.
More info: Check out RiosToRivers.org, a non-profit exchange program created as a result of this film. In August of 2013 members of the Los Escualos kayak club will run the Grand Canyon, work with river ecologists and learn first hand what dams do to rivers.
More info about the film: LosEscualos.org
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