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The story of a child's survival
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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. | Add synopsis »
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Knockout: Kassim the Dream
 (From Tribeca Film. 1 June 2009, 8:30 AM, PDT)

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Directed by
Kief Davidson 
Richard Ladkani 
 
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Richard Ladkani 

Kief Davidson 

Produced by
Carles Brugueras .... co-executive producer
Kief Davidson .... producer
Richard Ladkani .... producer
Werner Vennewald .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Leonardo Heiblum 
Andrés Solis 
 
Cinematography by
Richard Ladkani 
 
Film Editing by
Kief Davidson 
 
Production Management
Kathleen Davidson .... production manager
Anita Ragette .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Tobias Corts .... sound: second unit
David Glaser .... additional sound mixer
Andreas Rudroff .... sound editor (as Andy Rudroff)
Andreas Rudroff .... sound mixer (as Andy Rudroff)
Oliver Vorderbruegge .... sound editor
Oliver Vorderbruegge .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tobias Corts .... camera operator: second unit
 
Music Department
Ernesto Anaya .... musician: guitars and charango
Tomás Barreiro .... musician: classical guitar
Rodrigo Duarte .... musician: cello
Carlos García .... musician: flute and percussion
Omar Guevara .... musician: violin
Emiliano Motta .... musician: flute
Andrés Sánchez .... musician: bass
Andrés Sánchez .... musician (electric bass)
 
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Chris Degnan .... title designer
Oscar Gonzalez .... production assistant
Jonathan Gray .... production counsel
 

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USA:82 min
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
One of the best documentaries yet, 1 May 2005
Author: rocky2576 from Coney Island, NY

The devil's minor is one of the best documentary I have seen yet. I saw it's premiere at the Tribeca Film festival April 28, 2005. I wanted to see as many Spanish movies at the festival as I could. This film was one of them. As I read the description of the movie, I thought it was interesting. When I saw that it was from both USA and Germany, I paused for a second and said Germany, okay! Watching the film, I give all respect and congratulations to both directors. They told the story of 14 year old Basilio, his brother and mother and their struggle to support the family so beautifully. I must say the film quality and shots were great especially under the cave. The way they shot the cave scenes, it made you feel as if you were Basilio working and walking inside the caves. This film was surprising. Being Spanish and catholic myself, I had no idea people would actually worship the devil for protection under the caves. I found it very odd and difficult to understand how the people would go to church and worship God one minute then turn around and worship the devil the next. I know that I am very LUCKY to have the things that I do, however, I believe watching this film will truly show people just how lucky they have it. Imagine working 24 hours a day in the USA and only earning 3 dollars. Imagine supporting 4 people on that. All that hard dangerous work just so that someone can walk to a store and buy that ring so put in their finger or earrings to wear in their ear. All the lives that are lost for that. Unimaginable. I strongly urge those in the position to help those that are not as fortunate to do so. The shots that were filmed, the sky, mountain, people were beautiful. Thank you Kief and Richard for showing us a part of Bolivia many of us were not aware of and have not seen. Thank you for taking the time after the movie to stay and talk to us to answer question what we had. Congratulations once again.

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