Switzerland, 2011, 88 min
Section: Documentaries: art of living


  • Sept. 24, 2012, 21:10, Ussuri cinema, Vladivostok hall


Darwin is a documentary film about an isolated community at the end of a weathered road in Death Valley, California. Propelled from society by tragic turns, the people of Darwin (population 35) must now find ways to coexist in a place without a government, a church, jobs, or children. The near-ghost town’s survival depends on a fragile, gravity-fed waterline that descends from the mountains where top secret weapons are being tested. One «accidental» drop of a bomb, they half-joke, could wipe out their entire town.

  • Director: Nick Brandestini

    Filmmaker based in Zurich, Switzerland. His first documentary, Return to Florence (2006), about a group of American and British artists studying classical methods at an unconventional school in Florence, screened at numerous film festivals, winning several awards. His next documentary, H.R. Giger’s Sanctuary (2007), about the renowned and reclusive artist, H.R. Giger, most famous as the creator of Ridley Scott’s Alien, was an official selection at the AFI Film Festival. Фильмография / Filmography: — Darwin, 2011 — Legacy of the Great Aletsch, 2009 — H.R. Giger’s Sanctuary, 2007 — Return to Florence, 2006

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