Documentary series

Somewhere on Earth

40 x 52' and 40 x 26'
Since 2009
France 5
Southern Chile

Season 5


Producer - Dominique PIPAT
Director - Laurent CADORET
Photography - Jean-Christophe CHENEAU
Editor - Mathieu BRETAUD
Journalists - Anne-Elisabeth LOZANO / Anne VIRY-BABEL
Sound Mixing - Christophe ROBERT
Narrator - Jerry DI GIACOMO
Graphics - Seed Factory / Alexis MARTINEZ
Production Coordinator - Framboise ROYER-JACQUIER
Original Music - Frank WILLIAMS / Benoît DANIEL / Olivier BODIN/Jeanne LA FONTA
Post Production - Transatlantic Vidéo / Ludovic de MAISTRE

Summary :

Somewhere on Earth is off to visit the faraway land of Patagonia, one of the most sparsely populated regions on earth. At the extreme tip of South America, Southern Chile lifts the veil on its fragile beauty.

First we meet Carlos Barria. He is one of the southernmost men on Earth. Carlos is a seaman but also a cattleman. His ranch is very close to the mythical Cape Horn.

Then we meet Philippe Reuter. This enthusiastic mountaineer lives at the foot of the Andes’ immense glaciers.

Finally we meet Jorge Arratia. He knows all the secrets of the balseros, the raftsmen of Patagonia. In a remote valley, the lumberjacks harvest cypress wood and transport it down the Rio Baker, to the sea.