Salar de Surire is a nature reserve on the Chilean tableland, situated at an altitude of 4300 metres above sea level, on the frontier with Bolivia. Inside the reserve, the last survivors of the Aymara culture, a group mostly made up elderly people, live alongside the flamingos, vicunas and llamas. However, the silence of the place is interrupted by the continuous passage of trucks and diggers. Surire succeeds in combining observation of the natural world with the structure of an elegant formal composition in order to describe a landscape where natural beauty coexists with human absurdity.
Born in Roma in 1970, she moved to Chile in 1974, where she studied journalism. Together with Iván Osnovikoff, she has made La Muerte de Pinochet (2011), Noticias (2009) and Welcome to New York (2006).
Born in Puerto Montt in 1966, he studied anthropology. From 1997 he started to work alongside Bettina Perut, with whom he has made some of the most important Chilean documentaries in the last few years.
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