Dir: Wainer Méndez Solano
COSTA RICA 2020 / 65 mins / Drama / Spanish
Juan Morales is an artisanal miner who grew up in the canton ofAbangares, a town looted by foreign companies more than 120 years ago. Since he was a child, he learned the trade of the coligallero and today he continues to subsist on gold. He, together with his family and friends, introduce us to an underground world where political, economic and environmental battles are fought that endanger the subsistence of their families and the loss of their cultural identity. In the amalgamation between human and nature; love, hope and pain are part of the history of the artisanal miner in Abangares, popularly called Coligallero.
Wainer Méndez Solano Director