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Next on POV: ‘Nostalgia for the Light’

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Next on POV: The broadcast premiere of director Patricio Guzmán’s Nostalgia for the Light, where archaeologists dig for ancient civilizations, women search for their loved ones and astronomers scan the skies for new galaxies.

Watch now on your iPhone or iPad, on PBS stations Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 10 PM (check your local listings), or online starting Friday, October 26, 2012.

Patricio Guzmán’s Nostalgia for the Light is a remarkable meditation on memory, history and eternity. Chile’s remote Atacama Desert, 10,000 feet above sea level, provides stunningly clear views of the heavens. But it also holds secrets from the past in its arid soil: human remains, from pre-Columbian mummies to the bones of political prisoners “disappeared” during the Pinochet dictatorship. In this otherworldly place, earthly and celestial quests meld: Archaeologists dig for ancient civilizations, women search for their loved ones and astronomers scan the skies for new galaxies. An Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival. Winner, 2011 International Documentary Association Award for Best Feature. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting.

Whether you watch the film on your mobile device, on our website or on television, visit POV’s Nostalgia for the Light companion site to share your point of view and find out more about the film.

Did you know? Many POV films are available free to stream online and on mobile devices. Visit POV’s Watch Video page or download the PBS mobile app for iPhone or iPad, and see which films are available today!

POV Staff
POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.