Winter Films at Makan - Session 4 Nostalgia for the Light (2010) Wednesday 29th of February 2012 at 7:00pm at Makan

The 4th session of the Winter Films presents a documentary by the celebrated Chilian filmmaker Patricio Guzman. The film is set in Chile's Atacama Desert, where astronomers gather from around the world to study the stars in search of answers concerning the origins of life. Nearby, in the same desert (where the heat keeps human remains intact), a group of women sift through the sand searching for body parts of their relatives, dumped unceremoniously by Pinochet's dictatorial regime. The film brings together time, memory, resistance and dictatorship in an exceptional example of a poetical cinema that celebrates the human condition.


90min, Spanish with English subtitles.

The film will be followed by a discussion. We guarantee comfortable seating and turmos- feel free to bring your own drinks.