In April 2012, co-founder of Rios Libres, James “Q” Martin arrived in Santiago on the heels of the landmark decision that approved a proposal to dam two of Patagonia’s pristine rivers, the Baker and the Pascua.
Amidst the chaos of protests, Q travelled the length of Chile to create Streams of Consequence. The result is a solution-based documentary that addresses the difficult, unanswered questions including, “What does an alternative energy model look like?” “How do the Chileans feel about it?” and “Could Chile become a global leader by gaining energy independence via green technology?”
Streams of Consequence premiered at the 2013 Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival and will continue to show across the country via Wild and Scenic, other film festivals and grassroots screenings.
At TED2014, photographer and filmmaker Ed Burtynsky introduces a clip from Watermark, a film he cut from 250 hours of footage shot in 10 different countries. His subject matter: fresh water -- and how we use it.