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Home > Screenings > Off the Fence > The Humboldt Current

Director: VisionHawk Films, Prospect TV, Aquaterrafilms, Nedo Producciones, Off the Fence Distribution, CuriosityStream

Genres: Documentary, Factual


3 x 60’ 4K

Along South America’s western coast, Earth’s perfect storm brews all of the right ingredients to foster biodiversity. The Humboldt Current promotes a food web that can support the largest creatures to ever live on our planet, and encourages life to thrive in places where it should be barren. This cold marine highway flows from the tip of Patagonia to the equator, sometimes snaking close to shore and occasionally veering towards the open ocean - but mammals, fish, and birds depend on its bounty during every mile of its long journey. Powered by deep-sea upwelling from Antarctica, this chilly ocean river is responsible for the extreme dryness of the Atacama Desert and the moist, temperate rainforests of Chile. We’ll reveal the catalysts behind the current’s powerful life-giving engine as we follow it from the frozen south to the scorching north during three unique episodes: Genesis, Journey and Arrival.