40 Years of Complete Isolation (Part 4/4)

40 Years of Complete Isolation (Part 4/4)


ADRI MURGUIA: The following
morning, Faustino began making the last preparations before a
trip to the Green Lake, which is a day’s horse ride away. We would spend the
night there. And so we needed to take enough
supplies to get us through our stay. The Green Lake was the
first piece of land he owned out here. And it was also central to
his cattle business. He hadn’t returned for
over four years, but we didn’t know why. FAUSTINO BARRIENTOS:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] ADRI MURGUIA: [SPEAKING SPANISH] FAUSTINO BARRIENTOS:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] ADRI MURGUIA: It’s a tent. FAUSTINO BARRIENTOS:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] ADRI MURGUIA: Every inch of land
that we crossed over to get to the Green Lake
belongs to Faustino. It was a six hour journey. We were only halfway there. And the crew felt exhausted
by the attacks of the blood-sucking horseflies. But Faustino and Marcos were
unfazed, even by the blistering sun that barely
sets during the summer. FAUSTINO BARRIENTOS:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] ADRI MURGUIA: When we finally
arrived, after six hours of riding our horses, and
encountered Faustino’s settlement that he had left
behind, we started setting up our camp. And Marcos began cooking
the lamb we had killed the day before. MARCOS LANCASTER:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] FAUSTINO BARRIENTOS:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] MARCOS LANCASTER:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] FAUSTINO BARRIENTOS:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] MARCOS LANCASTER:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] FAUSTINO BARRIENTOS:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] MARCOS LANCASTER:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] FAUSTINO BARRIENTOS:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] MARCOS LANCASTER:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] FAUSTINO BARRIENTOS:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] ADRI MURGUIA: Faustino would
spend every summer here and oversee his cattle. FAUSTINO BARRIENTOS:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] ADRI MURGUIA: [SPEAKING SPANISH] FAUSTINO BARRIENTOS:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] MARCOS LANCASTER:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] FAUSTINO BARRIENTOS:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] MARCOS LANCASTER:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] FAUSTINO BARRIENTOS:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] MARCOS LANCASTER:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] ADRI MURGUIA: [SPEAKING SPANISH] MALE SPEAKER: [SPEAKING SPANISH] MARCOS LANCASTER:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] FAUSTINO BARRIENTOS:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] ADRI MURGUIA: [SPEAKING SPANISH] FAUSTINO BARRIENTOS:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] ADRI MURGUIA: [SPEAKING SPANISH] FAUSTINO BARRIENTOS:
Yeah, yeah. ADRI MURGUIA: We were finally
starting to wind down and couldn’t wait to have our
only meal of the day. [SPANISH] FAUSTINO BARRIENTOS:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] ADRI MURGUIA: Prime
Patagonia sheep. FAUSTINO BARRIENTOS:
[AFFIRMATIVE GRUNT] ADRI MURGUIA: Fresh. I think Marcos is going to
take over the land when Faustino finishes
his time here. He’s inheriting this
whole thing. He lives in O’Higgins
and he has a family. But he’s planning on
bringing them here. I don’t know, I don’t think he’s
trying to take advantage of him or anything. Seems like a nice guy. [SPEAKING SPANISH] FAUSTINO BARRIENTOS:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] MARCOS LANCASTER:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] FAUSTINO BARRIENTOS:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] ADRI MURGUIA: After spending
the night, we gathered that Faustino hadn’t returned to
the Green Lake since 2007, when his nephew started stealing
his cattle and selling the meat in
nearby towns. Due to his age and the vast
amount of land on this property, it was impossible
for him to keep it under constant surveillance. Feeling powerless over what was
happening to him, he let his cattle run free and brought
in Marcos Lancaster to take care of it, but more
importantly, to protect him. FAUSTINO BARRIENTOS:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] ADRI MURGUIA: It’s impossible
to understand who Faustino really is, when like his nephew
or brother, we have a very limited view of the life
of a man that has spent most of his time on Earth alone. He shared some stories with us,
but who knows what he’s chosen to keep to himself. And it’s difficult to say
whether or not we would have liked to meet him 30 years
ago, when he was very different, given the few things
we know about him now. Here’s an 81-year-old man that
is kind and welcoming. And it might seem natural
to see him living alone. But he makes it look so simple,
when the few days we’ve been here have proven that
we couldn’t have survived without him. As we made our way back to
Faustino’s home, we have to get ready to return
to New York. [SPEAKING SPANISH] FAUSTINO BARRIENTOS:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] ADRI MURGUIA: [SPEAKING SPANISH] FAUSTINO BARRIENTOS:
[SPEAKING SPANISH] ADRI MURGUIA: [SPEAKING SPANISH] After spending four days with
him, it’s impossible to imagine spending a lifetime in
Chilean Patagonia, imitating the way of life of the original
gauchos, something Faustino Barrientos is
trying to preserve. [MUSIC PLAYING]

100 thoughts on “40 Years of Complete Isolation (Part 4/4)

  1. So, he kills a murderer with one shot. But, his family member that stole from him and lied about it he "misses" because of a bush was in the way. Yeah I'm calling bs. Faustino let him slide as a strong warning. Then, years later when it doesn't matter anymore, he lies again to say Faustino is nuts to discredit him? Whatever bro I'm on Faustino's team. You stole that meat and shooting at you was reasonable af.

  2. Seems like he didn't like humans too much in his middle years, but growing older it's not so bad if a few pop around every once in a while. Also seems like he once had a regimented upbringing that had a lasting psychological effect. The dedication to do everything you need done, by yourself, and the other side, the will to never take another order from an adult human again.

  3. most females only use life to how they feel shes doing a show now how about you come to her and say hi or try. to be friends most punk females blow you off they are rude trashy people females stop the rude hate

  4. your story was kind of vage.wish you would have thought out your timeline with this man.could have been an interisting piece.

  5. "When you wake up in the morning make sure you have your balls in place"
    Don Faustino
    best advice ever…

  6. AND some of the best fly fishing on the planet, every man's dream with a visit now and then……yea where's the beef? not too much or you'll get fat!

  7. When the vice people arrived this poor guy was introduced to the SJW cancer that is destroying the western world.

  8. Este tipo de hombres son rudos,son honestos, son fieles, son respetuosos,son desalmados cuando se ven en peligro, la naturaleza y la soledad los hace asi son buenos seres humanos y tenemos mucho que aprender de ellos….

  9. So if he paid for land that is still in the owner's name and files his taxes under the owner's name, not his, how is the land his? Sounds like he's only leasing the land. Or someone is cheating him. For all of his knowledge and independence I would think he would sense that something is not right about the deal.

  10. The ultimate libertarian. Don't steal his animals or trespass on his property, and he is the nicest guy; he'll even feed you. If you do cross him, he kills you. Simple as that.

  11. That's the problem with VICE, you get interesting stories but they only last 8-10 minutes long. And if they're longer they break them up so that you have to suffer bloody ads each time for a few minutes of viewing. It's why VICE lists so high in the Forums Black Lists.

  12. I'll bet this old man fucked the living piss out of that young narrator.

  13. I find it strange that throughout the whole documentary not one word was uttered about the incredibly devastating natural beauty of this area. This land is magnificent!!!

  14. I have some respect for him because I know it's not always easy living out there, but I bet he's a lot healthier than some of us, his fitness levels are impressive even though he is older.

  15. What a beautiful way to live, the dogs must love it. You could swim naked. He must have knowledge of herbs because he obviously doesn't go to the Dr or the vet. I could do it.

  16. I guess I could live out their, but I need a well, solar for electricity and Wi-Fi internet so I can still make a living

  17. Has a gun, defends himself and his property, practices rugged individualism, likes meat. This dude is more American than most Americans.

  18. This series has been great. I do like most of the insight of the reporter, however I don't agree with the statement:
    We can't really understand him because of the limited information he's shared with us.

    This is utterly and completely false. He's opened up his life to us in such depth that I do believe it's quite easy to understand him.

    His linguistic communication is simple yet deep. To understand him one must look at everything else he's communicated to us through his lifestyle and ways of living.

    -He enjoys living an extremely diverse and complex lifestyle through simple means.

    -He's taken advantage of the progress in his community and the world through basic business knowledge (barter/trade). We see this in his use of a chainsaw, and through his use of a boat as a roof! It's amazing!

    -He lives in such peace with himself that he's able to live alone, completely self reliant, but also chooses to invite other like-minded individuals into his life (Marco). He's not a recluse or unsociable. He has no problem opening up to a reporter from a foreign country.

    -He's in touch with himself (his inner peace, shown through his peaceful lifestyle).

    -He's confident and intuitive (shown through his self-defence and protecting his land and animals).

    -He's clearly very misunderstood by some in his community, but not by all (shown through his friendship with Marco, and through this documentary).

    It's clear that most of us watching this will be looking at it through a lens of our own experience in life which has a lot to do with the culture in which we live in. From the comment of the journalist it seems that she may not have understood him because of her own life experience. I don't even speak Spanish but I feel a deep connection to Faustino because of my diverse experience (through my education, work (self-employed business owner and creator), and through living a simple yet deeply spiritual life.

    The complexity of our world can often make us lose sight of ourselves. I know this through my personal experience that came with cocaine/crack addiction. I learned the hard way. But no matter how far science has taken us, human life is simple and beautiful, and Faustino exemplifies this in great detail to me.

    He's a man with little formal education, yet such a deep understanding of the world through his own intuition. (demonstrated through his creativity)

    He even understands climate change to a deeper degree than then president of the United States!!! Like HELLO! Wake up people. This was a beautiful series, even through the somewhat limited insight of the reporter.

  19. This has got to be one of the best vice documentaries I’ve seen in a long time. Let’s be honest usually the documentary are not that informative and you leave feeling like it was a waste of time. Not this one though. Wish it were longer.

  20. I wish there was a more central theme or better final message in all this .. was interesting but also kinda pointless feeling 😪

  21. I dont understand Vice. So a film crew travels all that long to make 4 episodes of 10 min just to show the place and a bit of this man story… It wasnt that special tribute to this kind of man. He deserved a more professional team :/

  22. Wow this is a real proper man..taking care of himself and his family and animals.. sacrificing love life and modern life..self sufficient not reliant on gov , this is the type of man I thrive to be every day .. a proper man caring for animals and humans alike and sacrificing your happiness for the sake of others and animals. That’s a proper man..these days society teaches young people to be selfish and arrogant no loyalty no nothing.. living to be a self made god and forget everything and everyone but my own self.. this guys own nephew trying to steal his animals for profit is a perfect example.. we need to help and take care of one another.. what’s the point of living a selfish and rich life if no one trusts u , you screwed over anyone that means anything to you , u have nothing in the end but material. They say some of the most loneliest and sad people are some of the riches people in the world. Cause u had to be shady manipulative and step on toes and screwed over people to get to where you’re at . So therefore you’re subconsciously going to think everyone around you is the same . Cause people value money more than people and loyalty . So you’re going to constantly not trust anyone friends women wtv so you’re going to have everything financially cars house everything but if you live a selfish life you’re going to be lonely in the end with no one. Food for thought .

  23. Nothing but respect for him. He is living the life that we all should be living. Hard real life. We have been ruined by modern luxuries and the never ending desire to consume more and more. Even as I type this on my phone I hate that I even have it and depend upon it daily. Fake plastic life. The real life is how he has done it the past 40yrs. I hope he lives to be as old as he wishes to be and dies peacefully on his land.

  24. What a documentary. I could have watched so much more. And the woman interviewer is easy on the eyes as well.

  25. Okay so… I did the math and… 50,000 Chilean pesos is 73 US dollars.
    He paid 73 dollars for 600 hectares of land..
    That's also 1482.6 acres of land or 6 million square meters or 6 square kilometers of land.
    That's 12 cents for a hectare or 0.049 cents per acre.
    That equivalent in Manhattan New York would be 1/6th of the entire island. Trillions worth of real estate.
    Today we learned! 👌

  26. shes eating some slow smoked sheep. fresh killed and air aged. thats a beautifull piece of meat prepared in an amazing way. and shes acting like its some survivalist barely edible meal. so much disrespect

  27. If vice hadn't made this "documentary" I would have never even herd of that place in Chile. However I would have really enjoyed a whole series just about his life and lifestyle I wonder if he would be open to the idea of "wolfing" I hear it where people around the world have farms and let you live on the land and provide food and shelter in return for your service of hard work on their land if. This would be a pretty interesting experience

  28. Someone needs to buy him a huge pile of cocaine and like 20 trashy hookers before he dies. Just let him snort and fuck til,his heart blows out.

  29. This lady journalist said:

    “In reality we’ll never know who he really is”
    She spent 4 days with this real alpha man. You get a sense what type of person he really is when you spend time with him.
    I think he had a bloody nephew that’s why he shot him.

    I love this guy!
    I live in solitude the only difference. I live in a big metropolitan city, I want very little to do with society and bloody humans.

  30. He truly is a lovely guy.

    And why 7 years later I found this to watch?

    This journalist lady is so stupid. To disparage him.

  31. It’s been 7 years since this came out, I remember watching it as a young high school student. Now, still, in college I’m watching again. I wish he would have expanded on the story of him killing a murderer. Wonder if Lancaster has taken over the land yet. It would be awesome to revisit this story.

  32. Am I the only one 7 years late watching this video. I wonder if he’s passed away already or not. 2020 here we come!

  33. When vice was good, love these series. Inspires me to stay out in the woods for longer. Be back soon cooking some fire trout.

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