Country: Canada, Chile, Argentina
Filmed in the Andean Mountains in the traditional lands of the Atacameño, Aymara and Calchaquí-Diaguita in Chile and Argentina, Altiplano takes place within a geological universe of ancestral salt flats, volcanic deserts and coloured lakes. Coupled with a natural soundscape generated from infrasound recordings of volcanoes, geysers, blue whales and more, Altiplano reveals an ancient land standing witness to all that is, was and will be.
Malena Szlam’s (Chile) work has been exhibited in numerous festivals and museums including the Rotterdam, Toronto, New York, Edinburgh, 25 FPS, Mar del Plata and Hong Kong Film Festivals, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Her latest film Altiplano had its world premiere at TIFF's Wavelengths in September and was selected as one of the Canada's Top Ten Short Films of 2018. Szlam is a member of Double Negative, an artist collective dedicated to the production and exhibition of experimental cinema.