The Opposition shows the overthrow of democratically elected Chilean President Salvador Allende from a new perspective. This time, the eyes looking at this horror of history belong to the men of the 1974 Chilean national soccer team, who, as public figures, had to walk a careful line of private outrage at the coup and subsequent crackdown by General Augustine Pinochet. This short documentary explains the political situation efficiently with the impact of outside involvement from the U.S., but the focus is on the men who simply wanted to play futbol for their country and were instead made pawns in a much bigger game of geopolitics.
"I photograph people," says Nevada Wier. "I really like people — occasionally a tree or two — but mostly people." She also likes to travel and has combined these two affections into one pursuit: "I realized, forget trying to go to places where there are no people — and there are people everywhere. And I fell in love with indigenous cultures."
She last spoke at Mountainfilm in 1996 about the Kirghiz nomads of Western China and returns this year to discuss her newest technique: infrared photography, which she says, "adds a different dimension to the photography." These photographs are part of an exhibition called “Invisible Light: The World in Infrared”that can be seen at Mélange.
In Person: Nevada Wier
Take Away Film: Uganda
This long-form music video features talent from three continents: Africa, Europe and North America. Swedish, Texan, Ugandan, Malawaian and British musicians collaborated with American and French filmmakers, including the French music gurus La Blogotheque, to create this celebratory cross-cultural mosaic. Take Away Film: Uganda was also a crowd-funded side project of Invisible Children's former director of artist relations, Kenny Laubbacher.