• Released
  • June 8, 2012
  • NR , 1 hr 27 min
  • Documentary
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60

Village Voice

Elicits the combination of rage and helplessness (and guilty wanderlust) unique to the genre with admirable thoroughness and balance.
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50

Slant Magazine

By Joseph Jon Lanthier
Director Brian Lilla alternates between talking heads and animated graphics to elucidate first how dams work and, obligatorily, to put a human face on those who would be affected.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
If viewers have any remaining doubts as to whether or not the dams are a good idea, the gorgeous shots of the threatened landscapes are bound to erase them.
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50

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
A beautifully filmed and patiently explained assessment of a proposal to build five hydroelectric dams in the Patagonia region of Chile.
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20

Time Out New York

Recent newspaper coverage will provide more context, and will take up 80 fewer minutes of your time.
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44 out of 100
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