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Chile: Desert Documentary Heads to Rome

“Chileno” excitedly announces that the documentary film Deserted Memory was accepted to the United Nations International Film Festival in Rome. “Deserted Memory is a documentary on Chacabuco, an abandoned nitrate mining town in Chile's Atacama Desert, which was turned into a concentration camp under Pinochet and is still surrounded by lost landmines. The film explores Chile's buried collective memory, both political and cultural, through interviews with former prisoners, an architectural expert and town guardians — one who now lives there alone.

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