2013 | Mexico | Documentary,Experimental

Chicxulub - Tierra Extraterrestre

  • 6 mins
  • Director | Helene Garberg

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A meteor impact 65 million years ago wiped out the dinosaurs. Helene Garber's 'Chixculub - tierra extraterrestre' is shot in Yucatan, Mexico where a guide takes us on a carsick taxi risde towards a small town, when the square is set up, as a sort of 'memorial' for the extinct species, all the while explaining what happened. A mini-apocalypse does, however, occur in the form of a technical failure, which escalates with every bumpy mile of dusty road travelled. The sound disappears in the noise and the passing landscapes are dissolved into a sludge of overexposed pixels. In the end, we make it to our destination, but if you expect a spectacular theme park of Disney'esque proportions, you might well be disappointed. Helene Garberg's short video is anthropological deadpan at its best.

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