Benjamin Colaux, Christopher Yates | Bolivia, Belgium 2015 | 75 Min. | OmeU
Every day for nearly five centuries, thousands of men enter the bowels of Cerro Rico, the “Rich Mountain” in Potosi, Bolivia, in search of silver. Amerindian and African slaves use to call it the «man-eater», and millions have died in its dark confinement during the Spanish colonial era. The horrific conditions at the mine have forced the workers to create a new mythology, a protection against the damnation they’ve brought upon themselves: digging up the earth represents a violation of Pachamama, the Mother-Earth.