WITH KRISTINE TOMPKINS
5. A TRANSFORMATION
8. THE DOERS
[Notes from Carolyn: Grid or puzzle pieces of photos (descriptors: role, location), with audio clips
Feature 30 team members (past and present), a mosaic of anecdotes from the field, about the challenges, species, memories of Doug, with the core values of who we are (from our mission)
Or collage album with a smattering of stories, mostly photographic, voice clips in interactive version
Visual with audio representation
‘Los equipos’ 4 pages, hook in ‘in memoriam’ section See this doc]
[Notes from Carolyn:
I think our most powerful narrative is that of Pumalin, the first project. So I think we could create a short video of images with a voice-over narration that includes the words of those working there (we could also have it written out). I’ve attached one that could work, there’s a suggested shot list at the end of the document for guidelines.
Beth, you might have some video from Dago (submitted for the Chin project) that could work here. Zack, I bet Kris would have some interesting material from that time.
Architect Francisco Morande arrived in 1998 to live at Fundo Reñihué to work with Doug on the infrastructure of Pumalin Park. “For 3 intense years we had no internet, TV or telephone, working with only three hours of electricity a day in a small community of about 20 people, including Doug and Kris. We became a family living in a secluded corner of the south.”
According to Carlos Villablanca, ranger & landscaper, “It was a privilege to live in places like Pumalin or Corcovado. When the tide would come up a meter at Tic Toc, it would leave tons of trash from the boats. With the kids, we did competitions at the Winter festival, using the refuse to make rafts.”
Veronica Orias joined the team to create nurseries of 3000-year-old trees. “Day after day, we walked in the cold, rain, snow and heat looking for ancient Alerce trees in the rainforest of southern Chile to propagate the seeds. It was a moment so miniscule in comparison to the immense lifespan of the species.”
Dagoberto Guzman, Superintendent of Patagonia & Pumalin Parks, added, ” Meanwhile, our new Pumalina family was growing, taking shape and gaining momentum. As the years went by, the team was consolidated, and forged by fire when events such as the eruption of the Chaitén Volcano happened in our own backyard.”
Juan Carlos ‘Che’ Mansilla, a maintenance worker, “fresh in my mind is the memory of Don Doug, this wonderful being that I always perceived as strong, confident, demanding and trustworthy, but at the same time, tremendously human and simple…In some barbecues, he himself served the workers’ plates.”
Ingrid Espinoza, Director of Conservation, said, ” I think that the great moral of these 30 years is that we must dream big, thinking that nothing is impossible and with perseverance we can achieve great goals.
photographs to use: Doug, Kris and Doug together, alerces, small planes, families, infrastructure, forest, schoolhouse, beach, Chaiten volcano erupting, roads and pickups, teams]