a film by Thomas Heise


Germany | 2011 | 100:00 min

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SOLAR SYSTEM is a film about disappearance, about some people of the indigenous community of the Kollas of Tinkunaku, a region in the North of the province Salta, part of the district Orán, Argentina. Non-verbally, exclusively through images the film approaches the people of a small indigenous Kolla community. We accompany the seasonal tramp of Viviano and Ramona from the valley up to the village of Santa Cruz, 3000 meters above sea level, where they spend the summertime until the autumn rain makes them go back to Rio Blanquito. Living with the Kollas, in between the old rites and the irruptive modernity, in the grandiose landscape of Yunga and Quechua, the film tells the story of the day-to-day disappearance of an indigenous group. Dies irae.
Visions du Réel, Nyon; BAFICI Buenos Aires; Rencontres Internationales Berlin; Underdox FF, DocLisboa;
Viennale; Duisburger Filmwoche; RIDM Montréal; Torino IFF; Zagreb HRFF
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  • Director Thomas Heise
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