Leonel, the main character, waiting for the night to see any signs of extraterrestrial life.
Leonel, the main character, looking at the night sky looking for extraterrestrial evidence.
Leonel, the main character, trying to make contact with aliens in Atacama desert.
Leonel, the main character, walking through the desert.
Scene from the film Desert Space

Desert Space

  • Chile
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In northern Chile, Leonel, a lonely security guard for a mining company, spends his free time unraveling the mysteries of extraterrestrial life. Confident in the existence of beings from another planet, Leonel organizes what will be the first UFO vigil open to the public in an emblematic place in the Atacama desert. Under the starry cloak of the night sky and the vastness of the desert, Leonel will seek to make contact.


  • Original title
    Desert Space
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Nathaly Cano
  • Editing
    Mayra Morán
  • Music
    Santiago Jara
  • Sound
    Emilio Villagrán
  • Duration
    70 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Chile
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • DocMontevideo, 2019
    • Chiledoc 2016
    • La Serena Film Festival, Chile 2020
    • FIDOCS, Chile, 2021
    • Hot Docs, Canada, 2022

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