17th keswick film festival

Last Explorers of Santa Cruz (PG)

52 mins. Tom Allen. UK (2016)

Showing Sun 28 February, 2.10pm

Last Explorers of Santa Cruz (PG)

This production ended on 28/02/2016

Synopsis

In November 2014, filmmakers Leon McCarron and Tom Allen (director of the successful Janapur screened last year) set off for Patagonia to follow the Santa Cruz river across Argentina.

Their journey reflected on the past - using the diaries of Robert FitzRoy and Charles Darwin as inspiration for the expedition - yet also, crucially, it explored the uncertain future of the Rio Santa Cruz.

Now two huge dams are due to be built on the river and it seems clear that they will drastically affect the natural ecosystem, and some predict that construction could affect the level of Lake Argentina - the river's source - and therefore become a threat to the iconic Perito Moreno glacier.

Tom Allen will be attending this screening.

Location: Alhambra
Running Time: 52 mins

Prices £6; Members £5; Students £4