Basilio Vargas working in the mines


  • If we think of hell as a literal place, we likely conjure up a horrible domain underground: dark and ugly… Those places really do exist, such as the half-abandoned silver mines of Cerro Rico, high in the Bolivian mountains, that are the setting for Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani’s documentary,

    Pittsburgh City Paper
  • Straight-as-an-arrow filmmaking raises this documentary above the ground... Exceptionally beautiful images make it a memorable visual experience.

  • This beautiful, terrible story is not easily forgotten.

    Entertainment Weekly
  • This is social documentary at its best.

    Los Angeles Times
  • A mesmerizing documentary both exotic and sad.

    Seattle Times