SALITRE

By Claudio ARAYA SILVA

DIABLA CINE - as PROD

Biography - Completed 2017

Adolfo Soza is a pampino, a name for those from the Chilean pampas, who lived during the exploitation era of the most arid desert on Earth. A political refugee during the dictatorship, he tells the story of his experience in the saltpeter offices of the Atacama desert.

Festivals
& Awards

Ventana Sur 2017
Video Library
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Biography, Documentary
    • Countries
    • CHILE
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 55 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Claudio ARAYA SILVA
    • Producer(s)
    • Jimena SILVA (Diabla Cine), Claudio ARAYA SILVA (Diabla Cine)
    • Synopsis
    • Salitre is a biographical documentary that follows one sole protagonist through his journey back to the relics of what once were the saltpeter offices of the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile. Salitre is a part of a trilogy that seeks to sketch out profiles of the men who work or have worked in the Chilean mines. This chapter is an attempt to preserve the testimony of Adolfo Soza, a worker born in the Saltpeter Office of Francisco Vergara; Adolfo elaborates on his life as a political leader, his exile during the era of the Pinochet Dictatorship, his return to Chile, and his nostalgia for life on the pampa.