POSTPONED: Screening – Teenage Miners


The story of poverty-stricken teenagers forced to work in the tin mines of Bolivia as labour unions turn a blind eye to the blatant violation the country’s laws in order to help underprivileged families earn more money by sending their teenagers to work.

In this latest film by Rodrigo Vazquez we meet again Jorge Mollinedo and Alex Choquehe from his earlier film Child Miners as they search for a way out of desperate poverty and lives blighted by ill health as a result of their work.

With an opening in local education under the Bolivian government, the boys begin to learn how their lives can change.

We will be showing both Child Miners and Teenage Miners together unabridged to bring viewers up to date with the miner’s extraordinary story.

Directed by Rodrigo Vazquez