Sfa Nostagia for the Light

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Nostalgia for the Light: SFA Nostalgia for the Light, directed by Patricio Guzman and produced by Renate Sachse, is a documentary that was released in two thousand and eleven to show case the impact of the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. This was inspired by observatories in Chile’s Atacama Desert whose telescopes detect the oldest light in the universe .The film is in Spanish, with English subtitles to clarify meaning behind the script. The voiceover was done by an astronomer. He travels ten thousand feet above sea level to the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert, where atop the mountains astronomers from all over the world gather to observe the stars. Sticking in the mind, Nostalgia for the Light leaves much food for thought on life's very important questions. Because he has been interested in astronomy since childhood, the film opens with incredibly intriguing images and snapshots of the still functional 1910 telescope that inspired him; Guzmán starts with scientists who choose to study the stars from a series of Atacama radio telescopes because the area's transparent air makes it ideal for that purpose. The scene starts with the camera focused on the telescope, with the moon in the background. “The old German telescope that I’ve seen once again after so many years is still working in Santiago Chile. I owe my passion for astronomy to it. These objects, which could have come from my childhood home, remind me of that far off moment when one thinks one has left childhood behind. At that time, Chile was a haven of peace isolated from the world. Santiago slept in the foothills of the Cordillera, detached from the rest of the world.” The scene then cuts to a moon surface, facing the sun and Earth, or a lunar eclipse. Each cut gradually gets closer and closer to the moon to develop a more detailed perspective on the moon’s surface and its craters. Multiple

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