The Devil’s Miner – 82 min. (PG to PG-13) DVD – from Boliva – 2005, Spanish with subtitles.

The story is an astonishing portrait of two brothers, 14 year old Basilio and 12 year old Bernardino, who work deep inside the silver mines of Cerro Rico, Bolivia. Raised without a father and living on the slopes of the mine, Basilio and his brother must work the mines when they are not in school to help support their family and afford supplies vital to their education. In the mines, which date back to the 16th century, it is an ancient belief that the Devil determines the fate of those who enter. The boys place their faith in the mountain devil’s generosity, hoping to earn enough money so they can continue going to school- their only chance of escaping their destiny in the silver mines. (Award winner of several important film festivals)

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