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Hispanic Film Festival: El Botón de Nácar (The Pearl Button)

The Office of Student Life and Leadership will be showing El Botón de Nácar as part of the International Film Series.

This 2015 documentary from Chile 2015 was nominated for awards in many countries, and won in Adelaide, Berlin, Jerusalem, Philadelpha, France, Japan and Italy.

IMDB synopsis: "The ocean contains the history of all humanity. 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 volcanoes, mountains and glaciers. In it are the voices of the Patagonian Indigenous people, the first English sailors and also those of its political prisoners. Some say that water has memory. This film shows that it also has a voice."

This unrated film runs one hour and 22 minutes.


The 23rd annual Hispanic Film Festival at Augustana College will run on Wednesday evenings Jan. 10-Feb 7, with films from Chile, Guatemala, Spain, Colombia and the U.S.

All films are free and will begin at 7 p.m. in room 102, Hanson Hall. The public is invited.

The full list of films to be shown can be found here.


Room 102

Hanson Hall of Science

726 35th St.
Rock Island, IL 61201
United States

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Dr. Jeanneth Vázquez

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