Synopsis: For several years, the association Regard sur L’Aventure has been organising scientific exploration and sportive expeditions. In 2018, the “Rios Patagonicos” expedition took 15 canyoneers to stride the immensity of Chilean Patagonia, in search for rivers and waterfalls. Their goal: explore untouched territories, spot and open over 30 canyons, on a unique territory, where canyoneering discipline is close to non-existent. For some, “Rios Patagonicos” is the opportunity to go on an expedition for the first time. For others, more skilled canyoneers, the occasion to share their experience, at times on a difficult terrain. In the heart of Patagonian glacier valleys, all gather around a same desire: share a sportive and humane adventure. A trip which will thrill the expedition members, awake fears in commitment, and group cohesion.
With “Rios Patagonicos”, Marie Leclère expects to make a large audience discover, understand and enjoy the most extreme practice of canyoneering, from the passion of the adventurers, their approach of danger to the humanity and reflexion behind risks they take. Her purpose was to share a human and sportive adventure with no sportives viewers such as sportive ones, who rarely can be so close to such a canyoneering expedition, a discipline that is not really represented and told in outdoors documentary… for now !
Marie Leclère is a TV director and journalist, working for many kinds of programs and channels, and specialized in directing portraits, testimonials and interviews. Passionate by sports, outdoors, adventure and human stories, from individual challenge to sportive performances, “Rios Patagonicos” is her first independent documentary.
Bruno Foment is a member of the French federation of speleology, Associated formative of the CREPS Rhône-Alpes, certificated canoe-kayak and canyoneering guide, organizer of many geographic, scientific and sportive expedition in extreme fields. He is a cameraman for adventure films aswell, and the founder of the “Regard sur l’aventure” association.