Nostalgia for the Light (2010)

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Alternative titles

  • Nostalgia de la luz Original
  • Nostalgie de la lumière Alternative
  • Nostalgia de la luz Heimweh nach den Sternen Alternative


Documentary that shows the work of astronomers in the Atacama region of Chile, contrasted with the women who come to the region in search of the remains of loved ones who 'disappeared' during the years of dictatorship. The heat and altitude of the region means that not only is the sky clear enough for astronomers see to the edge of the universe, but that the buried bodies of the dead remain preserved.

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