This explosive film is set against the backdrop of historic protests, as the people of Chile rise up for social and environmental rights.
COMING 2022 / 65 Min
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.
Run Time: ~65 minutes
Filming Locations: Chile
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Produced & Directed: Rafael Pease
Assistant Producer: Pablo Tapia
Principal Cinematography: Joonas Mattila
Additional Cinematography: Pedro Campos, Erich Roepke, Sergio Infante
Aerial Cinematography: Joonas Mattila, Erich Roepke, Sergio Infante
Photography: Greg Von Doersten, Erich Roepke
Editor: Daniel Tomasello, Calef Inostroza
Original Music: Felipe Cuadra
Sound Design & Mixing: Alberto “Tito” Martinez
Translator: Rafael Pease
Colorist: Daniel Tomasello
Graphic Design: Ingrid Céspedes
Featuring: Mauricio Purto, Sergio Infante, Fernanda Miranda, Jorge Perez, Andres Charrier, Pilar Valenzuela, Chris Moscoso, Fabian Jaksic, Marcos Contreras, Marcela Mella, Benito Gonzalez, Mary Kalin, Jurgen Rottmann, Gaston Rizos, Rafael Pease, Erich Roepke, Jeremy Anderson
The proposed area for the Tupungato National Park has unique characteristics, stretched wtihin a ecological region called the Andean High Steppe and a subregion of the Mediterranean Andes. These ecosystems are under-represented in the National System of Protected Areas of the country. The size of this area is 350,889 acres, with an additional 41,464 acres eventually added, coming to a total of 392,353 acres. This incredible area sits only 43 miles away from the heart of Santiago, Chile and very easily accessible from all sides of the city. This is the last region that can potentially stay in public hands and create something beautiful which will allow not only all Chileans but people from all around the world to come enjoy the beauty of nature and promote educational conservation for all generations.