A documentary that unites astronomy, the present, the past and the collective memory presented in Chile’s Atacama desert where astronomers peer deep into the cosmos in search for answers concerning the origins of life. Nearby, a group of women sift through the sand in search for the body parts, remnants, of their loved ones who have been dumped unceremoniously by Pinochet’s regime.
The documentary creates an interesting parallel with astronomy to understand the search of these women for their loved ones remains, a story that many South Americans can relate with the many disappearances that occur during dictatorships. This movie is an excellent link to Máximo Corvalán-Pincheira's installation Proyecto ADN, an artist who like these women was also in search of the remains of his loved ones due to the military dictatorship of Pinochet.
Directed by Patricio Guzmán, Chile, 2010. Runtime 90 mins
- Auditorium, lower ground level