Steppe Pumas // Episode #4 - Coexistence

Filmed in the incredible landscapes of the patagonian steppe, this 4 episodes documentary series inquire in the relationship between human beings and nature.
The conflict between large predators and livestock producers is not something new, but a critical limit has been reached where natural ecosystems are dying.
This story takes place in three National Parks, where the puma has lived for centuries. It is there where the tension between the predators and their neighbors - the big sheep producers and the small farmers of native people - grows without stopping. Some fear it, some hate it. Is it a cultural hate or a survival hate? The tension increases and decisions have to be made.
For more than five years, the ecologist Emiliano Donadio, has been working on one of the most important conservation projects in South America. Its objective is to know and study the behavior of the puma and its prey. Despite the difficulties, the team works from dawn to dusk to take a step forward in the search to understand the relationships between these predators and their environment.
Can a more peaceful coexistence be achieved?

  • Mariano Fernandez
    The Son of God, Crónicas Ferreteras
  • Mariano Fernandez
    The Son of God, Crónicas Ferreteras
  • Carlos María Cambariere
  • Soledad Velasco
  • Juan Maria Raggio
    Heroes de la Conservación, El Ocaso del Macá Tobiano
  • Emiliano Donadio
    Key Cast
  • Andrés Novaro
    Key Cast
  • Jim Williams
    Key Cast
  • Jacob Goheen
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Pumas de la Estepa // Episodio #4 - Coexistencia
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Television
  • Genres:
    Conservation, Wildlife, Science, Adventure
  • Runtime:
    50 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 29, 2023
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    English, Spanish
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Director Biography - Mariano Fernandez

He studied at the Escuela Argentina de Naturalistas and at the Instituto de Arte Cinematográfico de Avellaneda.
With 20 years of experience working as production manager, line producer and producer in feature films and series, since 2018 he joined Jumara Films and focuses his activity on wildlife and conservation documentaries, having participated in WILD ARGENTINA series for NatGeo-WDR (3x48´/2023), HÉROES DE LA CONSERVACIÓN series for NatGeo (2x48´/2019), as well as numerous conservation expeditions in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile for the prestigious PRISTINE SEAS conservation project of the National Geographic Society.
As Director, he has made the web series CRÓNICAS FERRETERAS (13x7´/2018) for UN3TV and the feature film EL HIJO DE DIOS – A BIBLICAL FOOTBALLER WESTERN (90´/ 2016 - Best Film OVERTIME FILM FESTIVAL 2016 / MEXICO).
He has also participated in international feature films such as THE REVENANT (2015) by Alejandro G. Iñarritu and LUCKY LUKE (2008) by James Huth, in acclaimed and awarded Argentinian feature films such as ROJO (2017) by Benjamin Naishtat and ERRANTE CORAZON (2019) by Leo Brzezsicki, in addition to having made lots of international commercials, mainly for UK, United States, Canada, Spain and France.

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