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BUSCANDO A ISLA DE PASCUA; LA PELICULA PERDIDA

BUSCANDO A ISLA DE PASCUA; LA PELICULA PERDIDA

Captura de pantalla 2015-04-28 a la(s) 10.41.2960 min – Chile – 2015

Version: Spanish subtitled in English and French

Directed by: Carmen E. Brito

Produced by: Andrea Seelenfreund and Leo Pakarati

Rolls of film, the remains of a film, were found at Valparaiso flea market in Chile. They consist of the negatives and non-edited parts of a Chilean film directed by Jorge di Lauro and Nieves Yankovicth in 1961, ‘Isla de Pascua,’ that vanished. In a vertiginous film within a film, the 2015 documentary reviews the research that enabled the film directors to be identified when it came to probing the memories of the Rapa Nui, those specialising in the history of Chilean cinema, and lastly to study the images themselves. Today’s Rapa Nui reveal their intense emotions faced with these images of a recent past, illustrating many changes.