Bolivia: Silver Mines of Potosi
For an early 17th century dictionary of the Petosi miner's language.
For a bibliography around this issue of the language of the miners of Potosi.
For the website of the National Archives of Bolivia
For the website of the Cultural Foundation
For the website of Biblioteca Digital Andina
See the photographer Stephen Ferry's website
For an article from the British Newspaper The Guardian on the lives of workers in these mines today, click here.
Here is another article on what it is like to work inside the mine today.
For the official website of the mine company, click here.
To see a trailer of a 2013 prize-winning documentary film called Minerita, by Raul de la Fuente, click here
To see other films from the Basque collective Kimuak who created this documentary, click here,
For the facebok page of the Production Company behind it, Kanaki Films, click here.
For a Spanish programme examining this documentary see the youtube video below. For a documentary on the 33 Chilean Miners who, after an explosion on August 5th 2010 in a San Jose mine in Copiapo, northern Chile were trapped down it for over 3 months, see the youtube video below right. A holllywood film based on this event starring Antoio Badneras is currently being filmed.