The Mountain that Eats Men
The mining deposits of Cerro Rico in Potosi, Bolivia, are amongst the most important and oldest working mines in South America. They are also some of the most dangerous in the world for the miners. They have become a symbol of controversy across the country, putting at odds the demands of global production and a population whose lifestyle is one of extreme suffering, who do not see the profits from the economic impact on their country. Over five months, Cédric Gerbehaye has depicted the daily life of these miners who live in the heart of the mountain.