POV: Nostalgia for the Light

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 11:00pm

Credit: Courtesy of Icarus Films

Discover an otherworldly place where archaeologists dig, women search for bone, and astronomers scan the skies. Patricio Guzmán's Nostalgia for the Light airs Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 11 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11). Guzmán traveled to the Atacama Desert to talk to the astronomers who gaze into starlight for cosmic truth; the archeologists who dig to bring the truth of human history into the light; and the haunted relatives of the disappeared who still sift the parched ground for traces of a more recent history--the victims of Pinochet's dictatorship. Guzmán explores the deep motivations of each of these groups of seekers and the surprising ways their quests overlap.

Trailer "Nostalgia for the Light" from OneWorld Romania on Vimeo.