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"Watershed" - New Documentary on Barrick Gold's Pascua Lama Project in Chile

Watershed, a documentary by Lauren Rosenfeld, intimately captures agrarian life in the heart of the Andes Mountains and portrays the struggle of a Chilean farming community to preserve its culture, land, and water rights. Pascua Lama, an open-pit gold mine owned by the Canadian Barrick Gold Corporation, is the first of many projects under construction in the Cordillera between Chile and Argentina. Residents of the pristine Huasco Valley confront this imminent threat and peacefully resist the influx of mining and industrial development that endangers their watershed system and way of life.

For more information, contact Lauren Rosenfeld at laurenrosenfeld(at)yahoo.com / http://www.creativevisions.org/cap-alumni/watershed/

View the trailer: www.creativevisions.org/projects/watershed.htm

See additional clips: www.youtube.com/Interfluvial

For more information on the commodification of water and the related trade, human rights, and environmental issues please visit the Polaris Institute.