Patricio Guzmán, a documentary filmmaker best known for his 1973 film La Batalla de Chile (Battle of Chile), on the end of Salvador Allende’s government, is again at the fore of the film world. Nostalgia for the Light, a 90-minute documentary set in the Atacama Desert, 10,000 feet above sea level, is a meditation on the past and on eternity. Archaeologists, astronomers and geologists dig in the desert and search the skies for clues to the Earth’s past and future, while women look for remains of their dead from during General Augusto Pinochet's regime.
Join Americas Society for a conversation with director Patricio Guzmán on Thursday, March 17. For event details, click here.
Nostalgia for the Light opens Friday, March 18, at the IFC Center in New York.