Film Schedule

Nostalgia for the Light

When: February 25, 2011, 7pm


Director: Patricio Guzman (Spanish with subtitles, 90m, 2010)

Official website

The latest insightful cine-essay from Patricio Guzmán (The Battle of Chile) is a multilayered portrait of Chile's vast Atacama Desert, the driest place on the planet. On one level, the Atacama is a perfect scientific platform for astronomers and archaeologists, as the altitude and absence of humidity are ideal for exploring the firmament, and aridity signifies a chance to recover model archaeological specimens. Guzmán, however, puts forward a disquieting conundrum: near the largest telescopes in the world, the essential human task of looking for dead loved ones—the "disappeared" from the Pinochet era—goes on quietly, unaided and unnoticed.

News & Views

  • March 1, 2011

    The 2011 award recipients have been announced, click here to see the winners.

  • Short Film Competition

    The Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature Environmental Film Festival at Eckerd College is pleased to announce an environmental film competition. The competition is open to all students. We especially encourage submissions from Eckerd College students and alumni. The winning entries will be screened during the film festival on February 23. Click here for more information.

  • March 29, 2010

    The 2010 award recipients have been announced! Click here to see the winners.

  • February 5, 2010

    The 2010 films have been announced. Learn more.