Looking for own child in Atacama desert

Patricio Guzman’s “Nostalgia for the Light” was shown at DEPO as a part of Satur-Dox Documentary screenings. Özgür Sevgi Göral from our Center delivered a speech after the screening of the film.

Here is the short summary of the film:

In Chile, astronomers from all over the world gather to observe the stars at three thousand meters altitude in desert Atacama. Sky there gets so transparent that it allows them to see the boundaries of the universe clearly. And the desert sand, dried by the harsh heat of the sun, keeps the human remains intact: those of the mummies, explorers and miners. There are also remains of the dictatorship’s political prisoners… While the astronomers examine the most distant galaxies in search of probable intergalactic life forms, at the foot of the observatories women are digging through the desert sand in search of their disappeared relatives.

You can watch the trailer of the film below: