Bringing to light various social and environmental injustices, Tupungato: Empathy in Death, follows Rafael Pease’s six-year obsession of bringing awareness to this threatened area. A human powered winter expedition to snowboard mountaineer the highest point, Volcan Tupungato, evolves into a fight to create Tupungato National Park. As a significant source of fresh water this park would preserve over 140,000 hectares of mountains and glaciers outside his home of Santiago, Chile. Interviews with renowned scientists and activists unveil a complex web of corruption in both the Chilean government, and multinational corporations. This explosive film is set against the backdrop of historic protests, as the people of Chile rise up for social and environmental rights.