Elder Mamaní’s father has died, and it looks as if young Elder couldn’t care less, even though he has no one to take care of him now. He goes to live with his grandmother on the outskirts of the mining city, Huanuni, where Francisco, his godfather, gives him a job at the mine. But it doesn’t take long for Elder, who prefers spending his time getting high and wandering through dangerous alleys at night, to mess it up. On top of things, he soon finds out a dark secret regarding Francisco’s involvement in his father’s death… Shot on location in local mines and with real workers, Kiro Russo’s first feature film provides a portrait of the efforts and challenges of the mining world and reveals a little-explored side of Bolivian life.
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