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Becoming a Man - Hell's Miners of Potosi

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To all those who have listened to me and seen what my life is like. With dirty hands, a sweaty face and green teeth, we stay miners right up until death separates us from this world” Eduardo Mamani, 22 years old

Located in the Potosi mountains, in Bolivia, Cerro Rico is known as the highest and most dangerous silver mines in the world. Rumor has it that the mines have killed eight million men, either by accident or illness, over the past 500 years.

2011, 52 min