A multi-billion dollar American development is poised to engulf a small coastal community in Mexico with a mega hotel/condo complex. Tres Santos is marketed to affluent Americans as ‘mindful’ and ‘holistic’ but threatens the dwindling water supply and the beaches. Facing this existential threat, local fishermen and townspeople band together in an attempt to save their way of life and the delicate ecosystem on which they all depend. We witness the town’s burgeoning awareness and activism through the eyes of Rosario Salvatierra, whose family has fished these hard waters for four generations, and John Moreno, a surfer, lawyer and environmental activist who takes on a life-altering cause. The powerful, intimate documentary 'Patrimonio' reveals how rampant, unsustainable development is destroying communities, ecosystems and long-held ways of life all over the world – and how it can be stopped.
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