Best Adventure Film, Explorers Club Film Festival
Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival
Kendal Mountain Film Festival
Banff Mountain Film Festival
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capitol
In the Shadow of the Condor documents an expedition in January of 2002 into the spectacular pristine Corcovado wilderness in Southern Chile.
The expedition traveled up a 'heart of darkness' river, bushwhacked through a vertical jungle, and then emerged out into a magnificent landscape of glaciated granite walls. Filmmaker Michael Brown and Chilean conservationist Pablo Sandor climbed upward to find a jewel of a lake tucked between the highest peaks.
Sandor and his Ayacara Foundation are working to protect the Corcovado region from development and the United Nations has just selected Ayacara to receive a prestigious conservation award. Ayacara leaders give important credit for the award to Brown's film, which dramatized for U.N. and the Chilean Government’s decision makers first-hand why the region should be included in a national park. The entire area featured in In the Shadow of the Condor is being set aside as a National Park.