by Joris Ivens0h271962Netherland

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A travelogue of Valparaiso, Chile, a city built on steep hills. Life is a constant struggle against geography. Neighbourhoods are reached by series of ramps, staircases, and funicular railway elevators. The poorest residents on the hilltops have trouble obtaining water for drinking and washing. There are community dances, a travelling circus, a race course. Boys feed the harbour sealions; a fashionable woman walks her penguin. The ever-present onshore breeze provides fresh air and an ideal environment for kite-flying. The film's second half is in colour, making the switch with the tale of the city's bloody pirate past.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Rights holder : Chris Marker
    • Distributor : Argos Films
    • Production Compagny : Argos Films
    • Sound Mixer : Jacques Maumont
    • Producer : Anatole Dauman
    • Photo Director : Georges Strouvé
    • Editing : Jean Ravel
    • Director : Joris Ivens
    • Scenario : Joris Ivens
    • Original Music : Gustavo Becerra
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1962
    • French release date : 9 novembre 1965
    • Category : Short film
    • Color : Black and White / Colors
    • Language : French

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