This week noctilucent clouds passed over Europe producing a twilight show for open eyes. These rare glows are visible only when illuminated by sunlight from below the horizon. Here are two great docs about journeys and horizons, shining a light on the seen and the unseen.
A gorgeous, moving, and deeply personal odyssey.
In Chile's Atacama Desert, astronomers peer deep into the cosmos in search for answers concerning the origins of life. Nearby, a group of women sift through the sand searching for body parts of loved ones, dumped unceremoniously by Pinochet's regime. This film melds the celestial quest of the astronomers and the earthly one of the women.
Director: Patricio Guzmán
A complex magical journey into time and memory.
Sans Soleil is nothing less than a mind-bending free-form travelogue that journeys from Africa to Japan. It's a meditation on the nature of human memory, showing the inability to recall the context and nuances of memory and how, as a result, the perception of personal and global histories is affected.
Director: Chris Marker