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Originally posted by newcovenant
reply to post by coltcall
Well then you may as well admit that Democratic Party and the Republican Party have also done some kind of a switcheroo. The Democrats adopted ideas originally proposed by Republicans and the Republicans became the racists the Democrats originally were. True story.
Originally posted by coltcall
The Documentary Channel today has an interesting lineup of films about children.
There is 'The War on Kids,' which is being replayed as I write.
Just finished taping 'The Devil's Miner.' It's about a young Bolivian kid who wants to make enough money to move off the mountain and into the city where he can go to school to hopefully become a civil engineer. But the truth is that most kids never get out of the silver mines in Bolivia. And that a miner's life is a very short one.
In case anyone is interested:
Watch The Devil’s Miner Online
‘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.
The Devil's Miner is a 2005 documentary film directed by independent film directors Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani. The film follows a fourteen-year-old Bolivian boy named Basilio Vargas who along with his twelve-year-old brother Bernardino work in the mines near the city of Potosí. The film includes many subtle realities of the miner's lives such as the need to chew coca leaves to numb the pain of hunger and the long shifts they work regardless of age. The film made its world premier at the Rotterdam film festival and its U.S. debut at the Tribeca Film Festival.
The film concentrates on the concerns of local workers who have fear of what they call “Tio” or devil. In the film, an elder miner claims that over 8 million people have died in the unsafe mines. The workers believe this is because “Tio” controls the mine and that Christ has no power in the mine.