This Hear My Eyes production featured as a special event in the 2016 Human Rights Arts and Film Festival program


Event information:

Film: The Pearl Button
Live Score: Mick Turner (Dirty Three)
Venue: ACMI, Cinema 2
Date: 8:00pm, Thursday the 12th of May, 2016

Live Score: Mick Turner (Dirty Three)

Mick Turner is the guitarist from iconic Australian instrumental rock band, Dirty Three as well as a solo artist. Turner, an admirer of The Pearl Button, will perform a completely original, semi-improvised live score to accompany the feature length film. His unique style of effortlessly entrancing guitar tones has featured on records with Cat Power, Bonny 'Prince' Billy and Nick Cave.

The Pearl Button

Directed by Patricio Guzmán
Chile, France, Spain / 2015 / 82 mins / Spanish, Kawésqar with English subtitles / Documentary

Winning the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for Best Script, The Pearl Button explores the scientific and metaphysical properties of water to demonstrate the unity of humanity, nature and the universe. Focusing on his home country of Chile, director Patricio Guzmán offers profound insights into its Indigenous cultures, including the impact of colonisation and Augusto Pinochet’s ruthless dictatorship from 1973-1990. The Pearl Button is a visually astounding piece of cinema that’s filled with fascinating insights from poets, anthropologists, historians and philosophers.

 Photography by Nichollas Harrison

Photography by Nichollas Harrison

about HRAFF 2016

Artists and creatives have always been at the vanguard of social change – we rely on them to hold a mirror to the uneasy truths of our times and reflect our stories. Sometimes those stories are uncomfortable, sometimes they’re challenging, sometimes inspiring, sometimes hopeful – but they are always on HRAFF’s radar to showcase.

That critical intersect of creative cultural expression and the bold and brave storytelling of the artists, film-makers, musicians is the heart and soul of what the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival is all about. It’s why we exist – engaging and inspiring audiences on human rights issues through art, film, music and conversation, which flows through to the partnerships and relationships that we nurture.