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The Devil's Miner (2005)

'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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'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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The story of a child's survival

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22 April 2005 (USA)  »

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$4,393 (USA) (19 March 2006)

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$13,677 (USA) (21 May 2006)
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Composed by Horacio Salinas
Performed by Inti-Illimani
Publisher: Coda, Spain
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14 year old Basilio and his 12 year old brother Bernardino are miners
3 June 2006 | by (The heart of the Beast.) – See all my reviews

There are a number of excellent films about children available. This is a new one, and certainly merits attentions. It is a very moving study of the lives of children who every day face a very harsh reality. These children work in the silver mines of Potosi, Bolivia, famed for the terrible acts of depredations perpetrated on the Native Americans by the Spanish colonial powers. This is both a wrenching study of kids willingness to do what must be done to survive as well as a fantastic statement about their strength and hope. Thanks to the film and the notoriety that went with it and the support of child advocacy groups, the story has a happy ending. If you saw and were impressed by such films as Death in Gaza or Promises, which also depict children suffering at the hands of adults in today's world, you will be equally moved by this one.


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