Source: Los Angeles Times
Experimental documentary “Cielo,” directed by Canadian Alison McAlpine with cinematography by “A Fantastic Woman’s” Benjamin Echazarreta, humbly marvels at the vastness of the night sky over the Atacama Desert in Chile.
The region is so remote, so removed from city lights, it makes Borrego Springs look like Las Vegas, revealing a multitude of stars very few people ever see with the naked eye.
Balancing science, folklore and spirituality, the film blends kaleidoscopic night shots, time-lapses, and organic effects with observational portraits of desert residents, algae collectors, miners, and cowboys alongside scientists and “planet hunters” working the giant telescopes at Las Campanas, La Silla and Paranal observatories.
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