Patagonia: The New Far West

In the South of Argentina lies Patagonia, an area twice the size of France, until fairly recently almost inaccessible, and one of the last remaining wild territories on the planet.

But millionaires from all over the world are moving in to make Patagonia their own personal playground. They have bought huge areas of land at low prices for grand recreational projects like private heliskiing resorts in order to fully indulge in the region’s remote, untouched beauty. These wealthy foreigners see an opportunity for business as well as pleasure, lured by Patagonia’s natural resources.

But this influx has awoken the Mapuche people. Some of the indigenous population are resorting to violence and arson as they rebel against the new landowners and the police. With other Argentinians joining the Mapuche people, tensions are growing. Will they manage to push out these foreign millionaires?


  • Year: 2019
  • Duration: 52
  • Production: Babel Press
  • Director: François Cardona
  • Available Versions: FRA
  • Country of production: France

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