Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 100
From the organizers:
Nostalgia for the Light 90 minutes, 2011.
For his new film master director Patricio Guzmin, famed for his political documentaries, travels 10,000 feet above sea level to the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert, where atop the mountains astronomers from all over the world gather to observe the stars. The Atacama is also a place where the harsh heat of the sun keeps human remains intact: those of Pre-Columbian mummies; 19th century explorers and miners; and the remains of political prisoners, "disappeared" by the Chilean army after the military coup of September, 1973. So while astronomers examine the most distant and oldest galaxies, surviving relatives of the disappeared search, even after twenty-five years, for the remains of their loved ones. Melding the celestial quest of the astronomers and the earthly one of the women, NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT is a gorgeous, moving, and deeply personal odyssey. Film with be shown at Stauffer-Flint 100 at 7pm. Spanish with English subtitles.