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Nostalgia for the Light: Discussion Guide

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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 spectacularly clear views of the heavens. But as one of the driest places on earth, it also preserves secrets from the past: human remains, from pre-Columbian mummies to the bones of political prisoners "disappeared" during the Pinochet dictatorship. In this otherworldly place—and through the filter of stunning cinematography—earthly and celestial quests meld. Archaeologists dig for ancient civilizations, women search for their loved ones and astronomers scan the skies for new galaxies. Their search for truth challenges viewers to consider the human actions and ideas that link past, present and future.

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Film Information

Nostalgia for the Light (90 min.)

Premiere Date: October 25, 2012

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmaker: Patricio Guzmán Bio | Interview

Press: Press Release | Fact Sheet | Critical Acclaim | 2013 Emmy Nomination Press Release

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