| Dark Suns /
| Dark Suns
How beautiful the mesmerizing sun, the mountains casting their shadow on a near-infinite expanse. Underneath this beauty, buried in the Mexican soil, lie the bodies of hundreds of women, kidnapped, raped and murdered—but the surface remains silent and still. What was the dreaded secret that decades of these systematic murders tried to cover up, and why is the silence not broken? Julien Elie’s film diligently puts the pieces together. Chapter by chapter, testimony by testimony, he tries to understand the power struggles, the corruption, and the horror that allow these crimes to happen again and again without the authorities trying to investigate or prevent them. The events, which inspired Roberto Bolaño’s bestseller “2066”, are revealed with meticulous precision, like precious shards of pottery skillfully sifted from the earth.