Director: Patricio Guzmán
France, Germany, Chile, Spain, USA, color, 2010, 90’
Spanish, English with Turkish subtitles
In Chile, at three thousand meters altitude, astronomers form all over the world gather at Atacama Desert to observe the stars. The desert sky is so translucent that it allows them to see right to the boundaries of the universe. It is also a place where harsh heat of the sun keeps human remains intact: mummies, explorers, miners but also the remains of the dictatorship’s political prisoners. Whilst the astronomers examine the most distant galaxies in search of probable extraterrestrial life, at the foot of the observations, women are digging through the desert soil in search of their disappeared relatives.
The Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo was founded in 1972 as the first Academy of Fine Arts in Bosnia and Herzegovina and became one of the forerunners in Bosnian contemporary art. Academy continued its operation throughout the war years (1992-1995) in besieged Sarajevo and participated in important international art projects.
I walk over rocks hot as iron under the September sun. I can make out a few lines in the distance, and a few cracked rocks, but apart from those, not a single tree, not one plant. I have walked until I reached this hill, in the trail of the letter that hurled me once again to my home town...
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