Scene from the film Solar System
Scene from the film Solar System
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Solar System

  • Germany

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. (Text: Thomas Heise)


  • Original Title
    Solar System
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Thomas Heise
  • Cinematography
    Robert Nickolaus, Jutta Tränkle, René Frölke
  • Editing
    Trevor Hall
  • Runtime
    100 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Germany
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Visions du Réel Nyon 2011
    • BAFICI Buenos Aires 2011
    • Rencontres Internationales Berlin 2011
    • DocLisboa 2011
    • Viennale 2011
    • Duisburger Filmwoche 2011
    • RIDM Montréal 2011
    • Torino IFF 2011
    • Zagreb HRFF 2011
    • Jeonju IFF 2012
    • Planete Doc Review Warsaw 2012 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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