A Devastatingly beautiful film It all starts with the question of how to activate the present by excavating absences, of memory and representation through multisensory devices. How can we build and preserve collective memories? How does excavating through the past help us in understanding our present?
4.5 excelente documental, lo mejor es la forma en la cual relaciona todo en un solo tema y dejando claro que el desierto es el mejor lugar para los que buscan, ya sea en el espacio o en la tierra... "El desierto es una puerta del pasado"… lo otro interesante es el tema del presente, donde deja muy claro que “el presente es una línea muy delgada… uno sopla y se pierde”.
i wish i could do half-ratings (so really, a 3.95). for me, the pacing is a little slow and i wasn't sure if it was something i would enjoy. however it is a good documentary. i do not care for a lot of the information about space but it must be done--the comparison to the vastness of the universe and the missing people/bones due to genocide of the chilean people is incredibly gripping and well-done in a detached way.
Makes a wonderful star out of Gazpar Galaz, who could evergise even the most jaded undergrad science student in his sardonic, humane, self-deprecating interjections on the nature of truth, scientific research, and the relationship between disciplines. The sense that these people have been living like this for decades, waiting to tell their story was heartbreaking, and the glacial pace was perfect.
Majestic... Stunning, powerful images complemented by perfectly matched sound and music. The Atacama Desert connects the cosmos, time, astronomy, the history of humankind and a very difficult political topic which seems to be the driving force here, but at the same time it's just an element of a bigger story... Outstanding document.
There's something about the Spanish language that seems to proceed (when translated into English) from a non-sequitur, then flower into a marvellous poetic encapsulation of civilisation, and consequently makes me realise that concepts are fictions. This film is a search for meaning amongst the polarised fictions of terror and knowledge, and its success is the big sense of the innate/perpetuating goodness of humanity.