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Film: ‘The Pearl Button' directed by Patricio Guzman

Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 07:30 pm to 10:00 pm

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WHEN
Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 07:30 pm to 10:00 pm
WHERE
Spring Bank Arts Centre at Spring Bank
New Mills
High Peak, Derbyshire, SK22 4BH
COST
This is a free event!
CONTACT
Spring Bank Arts Events
01663308202 01663308202
Description

Thursday 19th September, 7.30pm

Film Club

‘The Pearl Button' directed by Patricio Guzman

Sponsored by MMU with talk.

The Pearl Button (Spanish: El boton de nacar) is a 2015 Chilean documentary film directed by Patricio Guzman. It was screened in the main competition section of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Silver Bear for Best Script. 

A meditation in vision and sound on the geography and history of Chile, structured around the water which permeates the country and gives life to its inhabitants, looking in particular at the fate of two persecuted groups: the indigenous people and the victims of Pinochet.

Topics covered include: the far north of Chile, the most waterless place on earth, where radio telescopes in the desert discover more about the cosmos each day; a schoolfriend washed away by the sea; the genocide of the native tribes in the far south and how their way of life was destroyed; the story of Jemmy Button, taken from Tierra del Fuego to England; the efforts under Allende to rehabilitate the surviving tribespeople; the concentration camps set up under Pinochet; how inmates were tortured and how their bodies, weighted with lengths of rail, were dropped from helicopters into the Pacific; how one corpse was washed ashore; and finally how one of the lengths of rail recovered from the sea had a mother-of-pearl shirt button encrusted to it.

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Cost & Tickets

This is a free event!
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Phone: 01663308202 01663308202

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Spring Bank Arts Centre

Spring Bank
New Mills
High Peak, Derbyshire,
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