The Devil's Miner follows two brothers as they work in the Bolivian silver mines of Cerro Rico, in which over eight million workers have perished. Through their eyes we encounter the world of devout Catholic miners who sever their ties with God upon entering the mountain. It is an ancient belief that the mines are the exclusive province of El Tío, the devil, who is both protector and destroyer. Each mine has its own statue of the horned demon who guards the mines riches, and is the only route out of poverty.
Curated by AV Festival. Regional Premiere.
Mon 24 March 2014, 7.30pm
Newcastle NE1 2NP
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Production Company: Urban Landscapes Inc
DoP: Richard Ladkani
Editor: Kief Davidson
Sound: Tobias Corts
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