Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Faustino Barrientos

Our man in Chile.

Faustino Barrientos lives in Patagonia, in Chile. He has lived alone since 1965, on the shores Lake O'Higgins in a house built from a shipwreck.

Barrientos makes do with what he can get from his livestock, and from the land.

His nearest neighbors are 25 miles (40 km) away, and if he wants to visit, it's a two-day trip on horseback.

Every few years he's made a trip into town to sell some cattle, but that may not be possible too much longer. He is now 81.

See a four-part video series from Vice:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Or watch all 35 minutes at once.

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