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Hispanic Film Festival: 'El botón de nácar' (The Pearl Button)

Augustana College will sponsor its 27th annual Hispanic Film Festival on Wednesdays, Nov. 1-Dec. 6.

All films will be shown at 7 p.m. in Hanson Hall of Science, Room 102. Films are free and open to the public. Films are in Spanish with English subtitles.

Film: "El botón de nácar" (The Pearl Button)
Director: Patricio Guzmán
Country: Chile
Year: 2015
Genres: Documentary
Runtime: 1h 22min
Rating: Not Rated

Plot summary: The sea holds all the voices of the earth and those that come from outer space. Water receives impetus from the stars and transmits it to living creatures. Water, the longest border in Chile, also holds the secret of two mysterious buttons which were found on its ocean floor. Chile, with its 2,670 miles of coastline and the largest archipelago in the world, presents a supernatural landscape. In it are the voices of the Patagonian Indigenous people. Some say that water has memory. This film shows that it also has a voice.

  • Winner: Best Documentary, Jerusalem Film Festival
  • Winner: Best Documentary and Best Director, Philadelphia Film Festival


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Hanson Hall of Science

738 35th St.
Rock Island, IL 61201
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