AWFJ Women On Film – “Nostalgia For The Light” – Review by B Ruby Rich

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This spring, San Francisco witnesses the arrival of a masterpiece: Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán’s Nostalgia for the Light, his septuagenarian meditation on memory and history in Chile, his usual documentary subjects. But this time he travels deep into the specific to illuminate the general: broader themes of childhood, astronomy, forensic anthropology, desert geography, the passage of time—and the ability of humans to survive trauma and bring its questions into the future. Read more>>

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B. Ruby Rich

B. Ruby Rich teaches at the University of California, Santa Cruz and directs the Social Documentation M.A. Program in its Community Studies Department. She writes for The Guardian (UK), Sight and Sound (UK), Cinema Journal, SF Bay Guardian, sf360, among others, and works for radio, television, and film festivals.