Entering the shafts pierced into a towering mountain in Bolivia where the pursuit of silver has led to the deaths of millions since the Conquistadors, miners believe they are leaving the realm of God and entering that of Satan, whose towering image they have fashioned in each mine. The harrowing journey of one of them, 14-year-old Basilio Vargas, is the focus of this unforgettable film. In Spanish. Visit the official film site.
Trailer for the documentary The Devil's Miner.
The Devil's Miner tells the story of 14-year-old Basilio who worships the devil for protection while working in a Bolivian silver mine to support his family.
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Chronicling the daily ordeal of a 14-year-old who works in the Bolivian silver mines, this somber documentary captures the hellish realities of fear.
Two brothers, 14-year-old Basilio and 12-year-old Bernardino, work deep inside the silver mines of Cerro Rico, Bolivia.
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