This explosive film is set against the backdrop of historic protests & political events, as the people of Chile rise up for social and environmental rights.
Bringing to light various social and environmental injustices, Tupungato: Empathy in Death, follows Rafael Pease’s six-year obsession of visibilizing this threatened area. A human powered winter expedition to snowboard mountaineer the highest point, Volcan Tupungato at 21,555 ft, evolves into a fight for conservation, with the hopeful creation of Tupungato National Park. Which would contain 340,000 acres, that are within one of the few biodiversity hotspots of the world, as well as a significant source of fresh water for Santiago, Chile. Where 40% of the countries population lives and have been disconnected from nature through imperial religion and a dictators constitution. 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 & political events, as the people of Chile rise up for social and environmental rights.
Run Time: ~75 minutes
Filming Locations: Chile
Subtitles: Spanish, English
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.
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.