The pearl button

Language and/or Subtitles: Spanish
South American Indian
Format: DVD 2016
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Nonfiction Video SPANISH (DVD) F3081.P437 2016x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Nonfiction Video
Call Number  SPANISH (DVD) F3081.P437 2016x
Documentary that masterfully explores the significance of water in Chile's vast history and culture, examining the indigenous tribes of the western Patagonian waterways and the tragic journey of Jemmy Button, who in 1830 was bought by the English navy for the price of a mother of pearl button. The film ends by discussing how Pinochet's forces used waterways to dump the bodies of disappeared persons that they had executed.
Additional Information
Subjects Button, Jemmy, -- -1864.
Water -- Chile -- History.
Water -- Social aspects -- Chile.
Water and civilization.
Indigenous peoples -- Chile -- History.
Disappeared persons -- Chile -- History.
Chile -- History.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Publisher New York, NY :Kino Lorber,2016
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles Botón de nácar
Contributors Guzmán, Patricio, 1941- film director, narrator, screenwriter.
Sachse, Renate, film producer.
Djian, Katell, director of photography.
Atacama Productions, production company.
Valdivia Film, production company.
Mediapro, production company.
France 3 cinéma (Firm), production company.
Kino Lorber, Inc., publisher.
Participants/Performers Narrator, Patricio Guzmán.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Katell Djian ; editor, Emmanuelle Joly ; music, Miranda & Tobar, Hughes Maréchal.
Language Spanish
South American Indian
In Spanish and Kawéscar; with optional English subtitles.
Notes Program content: ©2015.
Accompanying booklet (13 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm) contains the essay: The limitless longing of Patricio Guzmán's The pearl button / by Eric Hynes.
Extras: Encounters: filmed during the making of The Pearl Button; trailer.
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen; 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo.
Description 1 videodisc (81 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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