Fighting the Futaleufu

Stephanie Haig, Darrell Lorentzen | 2103 | 16 min.

2014 Official Selection

Fighting For the Futaleufú is the story of what many consider ‘The World’s Best River.’ For years, Chileans in Patagonia viewed the Rio Futaleufú with awe and apprehension. In the 1980’s as kayakers and rafters successfully navigated the river, eco-tourism flourished, bringing vibrant opportunities and jobs to the community. Fighting for The Futaleufú explores the fierce natural beauty of the river, and follows the lives of Chilean rafter Robert Currie, his son Robert Jr and locals as they work and protect the area. This is a fight to preserve a unique river and its community–it is also the story of the struggle for the future of Chilean Patagonia.