TIERRA YERMA

WASTELANDS

By Miriam HEARD

FORASTERO - as PROD

Drama - Post-Production 2014

Private military contractors: the hidden face of war.
Chileans are highly prized by international security companies.
Two brothers return to Chile after years in Iraq.
Guilt can kill… And death can liberate.

Festivals
& Awards

Viña International Film Festival 2014
WIP: three postproduction awards
Guadalajara FICG 2015
Guadalajara Construye
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama, First film
    • Countries
    • CHILE, UNITED KINGDOM, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Miriam HEARD
    • Writer(s)
    • Miriam HEARD
    • Producer(s)
    • Gregorio GONZALEZ (Forastero), Anna HOLBURN (Echo Art Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Two Chilean brothers return home after years as mercenaries in Iraq. Jorge is now a night guard at Arica port and Pelao is in a wheelchair. The flashbacks of the war and the bomb that maimed him in Baghdad are becoming so terrifying and distressing, that he decides to end with his life. Jorge and Hanna, Pelao’s German ex-wife, take his ashes to the Altiplano. A hot spring night, Jorge tells her about Iraq. The next day, they pour Pelao’s ashes into a stream before returning to Arica. Both have, in their own way, and thanks to their journey over the Altiplano, moved on.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Dec 01, 2013
    • End of shooting
    • Feb 02, 2014
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