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Nostalgia for the Light
 
 
Directed by Patricio Guzmán, Chile 2011
90 mins. Spanish dialogue with English sub-titles
 
Summary:
 
A documentary which addresses the lasting impacts of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship.  Guzmán focuses on the similarities between astronomers researching humanity’s past, in an astronomical sense, and the struggle of many Chilean women who still search, after decades, for the remnants of their relatives ("the disappeared") executed during the dictatorship.  Guzmán narrates the documentary himself and the film includes interviews and commentary from those affected and from astronomers and archeologists.
 
What the Critics say:
 
"A transfixing cinematic essay."  (Stephen Holden - New York Times)

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