“Cajón del Maipo is where my first memories in the mountains live. The first summits reached and innumerable emotions are still alive in this place. Here I also learned the value of natural cycles… Mountains, glaciers, rivers and forests. All elements are connected to each other to make life possible in our valley. In times of climate emergency, we cannot turn our backs on this place, we have to defend and protect it.”
Powerful short film shedding light on a hydroelectric project that threatens the pristine mountain landscape of the Chilean Andes. Follow along with endurance athlete and activist Felipe Cancino as he runs 75 miles with over 19K feet of elevation gain while tracing the route of the Alto Maipo pipelines. Brilliantly engaging way to get an important message across. For more info to support Felipe and his cause GO HERE:
Run To Save A Watershed:
This film takes us to the heart of the Andes Mountains in Central Chile, where the Maipo River runs through El Cajón del Maipoand provides water to the 7.1 million people living in the city of Santiago, and supports the communities, the ecosystem and the traditions of this valley. But the river is currently threatened by the Alto Maipo hydroelectric project. Local trail runner and activist Felipe Cancino runs 120 kilometers (75 miles) with over 5,800 meters (19K feet) of elevation gain while tracing the route of the Alto Maipo pipelines.
On his traverse, Felipe reveals how the project is altering the course of the river, causing small towns and traditions to disappear, endangering Santiago’s water supply and forever impacting the natural environment of this valley. Run to Save a Watershed shows us the true value of this ecosystem and the high costs of the country’s development system. Will Chile choose a different path?