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The Resource Children of the silver mountain, by Juan S. Betancor, (electronic resource)

Children of the silver mountain, by Juan S. Betancor, (electronic resource)

Label
Children of the silver mountain
Title
Children of the silver mountain
Statement of responsibility
by Juan S. Betancor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
spa
Summary
The mines of Bolivia date back to 1545 when the Spanish conquerors who discovered pure silver in an Inca region dominated by a mountain they named Cerro Rico. At its base the city of Potosi grew, along with the largest mining industry of its time. Four centuries later the mines still produce silver, zinc and lead while the miners work in hazardous conditions that have changed little over the years. The film gives a brief history of COMIBOL, the multi-mineral corporation controlled by organized labor which failed to keep pace with modern technology. In 1985, when the tin market collapsed and Bolivia faced hyperinflation, COMIBOL shut down most of its activities. In its place miners formed small cooperatives and continued to earn a meager livelihood. The film shows the difficulties of the miners lives--long hours that can only sustained by the chewing of coca leaves. Much of the labor is done by hand-- even women crush rocks with hammers in search of silver. Silicosis is rampant for the miners breathe air laden with silicon particles. Despite these hardships, the miners feel a pride in their profession and in the tradition they are maintaining. Like their ancestors they put their faith in an ancient demon god known as "El Tio" and curry his favor with offerings. The extraordinary cinematography brings the viewer close to the people and the breathtaking landscape that is their home
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Betancor, Juan S
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
Spanish, subtitles in English
Runtime
53
Series statement
Criminal justice and public safety in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Corporación Minera de Bolivia
  • Collective labor agreements
  • Mineral industries
  • Miners
Target audience
general
Label
Children of the silver mountain, by Juan S. Betancor, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?LAWV;1641262
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641262/lawv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (53 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a211518
  • (OCoLC)794307393
Video recording format
other
Label
Children of the silver mountain, by Juan S. Betancor, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?LAWV;1641262
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641262/lawv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (53 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a211518
  • (OCoLC)794307393
Video recording format
other

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