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Director - Kief Davidson & Richard Ladkani
Run Time -  82 minutes
Language - Spanish w/English subtitles
Format - DVD
Year - 2006
Genre - Foreign Documentary
Educational Interest- Adolescence, Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Human Rights, Labor Studies, Latin America, Religion

Institutional DVD Price: $295



The Devil's Miner 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. Basilio and his brother 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.


"Breathtaking! This beautiful story is not easily forgotten. Grade: A" - Entertainment Weekly

"An unforgettable journey through hell under earth, where Satan is worshipped as king. Exceptionally beautiful images make it a memorable visual experience." - Variety

"The world so beautifully photographed in The Devil's Miner - with its festivals, folkloric dances and folk art devils - seems conjured from the magic realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez." - Los Angeles Times