“Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found” by Cheryl Strayed

“Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found” by Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl has lost everything after the death of her mother. With nothing to lose, she made an impulsive decision: to walk on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). The PCT starts at the border to Mexico and goes through California, Oregon and Washington until the border to Canada. Cheryl started the trek very inexperienced and with a too heavy backpack, but on the PCT she found to herself. (more…)
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“No!” by Pablo Larraín

“No!” by Pablo Larraín

Augusto Pinchot came to power by a military coup in 1973. In 1988 the international pressure is growing to legitimize his government. The chilean people decide in a referendum whether Pinochet remains president for further eight years or whether the people can elect the next president in a democratic election. The film shows the beginning and the creation of the "No" campaign, which was at the end successful. (more…)
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“Rapa Nui” by Kevin Costner

“Rapa Nui” by Kevin Costner

The movie shows a story about the cult of the bird man on the Easter Island, the production of the Moai, the oppression of a tribe by another tribe and the resulting fight between the two tribes and a love story. (more…)
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“Patagonia Express” by Luis Sepúlveda

“Patagonia Express” by Luis Sepúlveda

The book is a journey through the life of the chilean author. He describes his childhood, the time in jail during the military dictatorship, the trip through South America, the meeting with Bruce Chatwin and the time in Patagonia. The book ends with its roots in Spain. (more…)
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“In Patagonia” by Bruce Chatwin

“In Patagonia” by Bruce Chatwin

This classic book is a must for each trip to Patagonia. Bruce Chatwin hikes, travels by bus or by hitchhiking through Patagonia, where people live, who have come from different countries and reasons to Patagonia. Bruce Chatwin meets these people and reports lovingly and in detail about them. If you were already in Patagonia, you know what he is talking. If you weren't yet in Patagonia, you would like to go there after reading the book. (more…)
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