In 1981 Pinochet privatized almost all of the water resources in Chile In the thirty years that followed, the rights to exploit water are sold to national and multinational companies interested in producing hydroelectric power. Today the Chilean Patagonia lies with the HidroAysén project involves the construction of five dams on the Baker and Pascua rivers. Lucciole per lanterne, retraces these events, moving between past and present, through the story of three women trying to resist the hydroelectric giant that is going to trample on their land.
After their degrees in science, Stephen and Mario Martone have been dedicating to photography and video-making. They realized works collecting social and anthropological data, in collaboration with NGOs and public institutions in Bosnia, South America, Palestine and Lebanon. From 2006 to 2010 they have coordinated courses in digital video creation in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.