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Global Film Series: Nostalgia de la luz

Monday, December 3, 2012
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Area 51, Allendale Campus

Photography, Film & Video

Latin American Studies presents the 2010 film, Nostalgia de la luz (Nostalgia for the Light), directed by Patricio Guzman.

In Chile, at three thousand meters altitude, astronomers from all over the world gather together in the 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 the harsh heat of the sun keeps human remains intact: those of the mummies, explorers and miners, but also the remains of the dictatorship's political prisoners. While the astronomers examine the most distant galaxies in search of probable extraterrestrial life, at the foot of the observatories a group of women are digging through the desert soil in search of the remains of their disappeared relatives.

Free admission and refreshments. For more information or special accommodations, contact the Area Studies office, areastudies@gvsu.edu or 616-331-8110.