The Pearl Button + Short
Director Patricio Guzmán
In 2004 a pearl button was found on the seabed off the coast of Chile. Its origin is found to symbolise the nation’s dark past. This study of genocide and political repression tells the troubled history of Chile through its relationship with water, from celebrated documentary maker Patricio Guzmán. Stunning visuals of Chile’s magnificent coastline juxtapose with faded black and white images of ‘the disappeared’.
“A challenging film that addresses big issues with grace and humanity.” Daily Express