2019, Bolivia

Miguel Hilari

The painting “Descripción del Cerro Rico e Imperial Villa de Potosí” by Miguel Gaspar de Berrío from 1758 shows a colonial mining town and Cerro Rico, with a mountain of silver ore towering over it. Harun Farocki already made a film about the painting. Through the light beams from the headlamps, we observe the work and processes of the miners. In a school, children look at the old city map and photos of mine workers. Are these pictures from another time? Miguel Hilari will be available for a discussion after the screening.

Section: Worldwide Visions
Country: Bolivia
Director: Miguel Hilari
Language: spanische OmenglU
Running time: 22min