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Nostalgia for the Light (2010)
"Nostalgia de la luz" (original title)

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In Chile's Atacama Desert, astronomers peer deep into the cosmos in search for answers concerning the origins of life. Nearby, a group of women sift through the sand searching for body ... See full summary »

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Gaspar Galaz ...
Himself - Astronomer
Lautaro Núñez ...
Himself - Archeologist
Luís Henríquez ...
Himself
Miguel Lawner ...
Himself - Architect
Victor González ...
Himself - Engineer
Vicky Saaveda ...
Herself
Violeta Berrios ...
Herself
George Preston ...
Himself - Astronomer
Valentina Rodríguez ...
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In Chile's Atacama Desert, astronomers peer deep into the cosmos in search for answers concerning the origins of life. Nearby, a group of women sift through the sand searching for body parts of loved ones, dumped unceremoniously by Pinochet's regime. Written by Anonymous

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[in Spanish, using English subtitles]
Himself - Astronomer: [voiceover] The old German telescope, that I've seen once again after so many years, is still working in Santiago Chile. I owe my passion for astronomy to it. These objects, which could have come from my childhood home, remind me of that far off moment when one thinks one has left childhood behind. At that time, Chile was a haven of peace isolated from the world. Santiago slept in the foothills of the Cordillera, detached from the rest of the ...
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Exquisite painter strokes that show the horror
22 October 2013 | by (Argentina, Buenos Aires.) – See all my reviews

A painting that unites astronomy, the present, the past and the collective memory of a people. A story you through from end to end and leaves you vibrating in a note holding and is resonating very hard in the chest. How to join two things as seemingly dissimilar as astronomy and the search for a past that still bleeds and want silent but still present. The astronomers point their telescopes to the huge big sky of Atacama to find new galaxies, stars lost or the same origin of the universe, and the telescope is pointing Guzman inward consciousness of a people and of horror to keep the memory alive.

Thanks Patrick for this film as needed.


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