Solar System

Solar System

Solar System

2011 / Germany / 100min

SOLAR SYSTEM is a film about disappearance, about some people of the indigenous community of the Kollas of Tinkunaku, a region in the North of the province Salta, part of the district Orán, Argentina. Non-verbally, exclusively through images the film approaches the people of a small indigenous Kolla community. We accompany the seasonal tramp of Viviano and Ramona from the valley up to the village of Santa Cruz, 3000 meters above sea level, where they spend the summertime until the autumn rain makes them go back to Rio Blanquito. Living with the Kollas, in between the old rites and the irruptive modernity, in the grandiose landscape of Yunga and Quechua, the film tells the story of the day-to-day disappearance of an indigenous group. Dies irae. (Text: Thomas Heise)



  • Original title
    Solar System
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Thomas Heise
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Robert Nickolaus, Jutta Tränkle, René Frölke
  • Editing
    Trevor Hall
  • Music
  • Sound
  • Duration
    100 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Germany
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
  • Subtitles
  • Production
  • Distribution
    Deckert Distribution
    Marienplatz 1
    D-04103 Leipzig
    tel: +49 (0) 341 215 66 38
    fax: +49 (0) 341 215 66 39
  • Awards


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