Solar System / Sonnensystem

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.


Country of Production

Year of Production

HD-Cam, BluRay

100 min

Thomas Heise

Thomas Heise in cooperation with Goethe Institute Buenos Aires, supported by ZKM Karlsruhe / Film Institute

Festivals / Awards

Visions du Réel Nyon 2011
BAFICI Buenos Aires 2011
Rencontres Internationales Berlin 2011
DocLisboa 2011
Viennale 2011
Duisburger Filmwoche 2011
RIDM Montréal 2011
Torino IFF 2011
Zagreb HRFF 2011
Jeonju IFF 2012
Planete Doc Review Warsaw 2012