A film about the mine in Potosí, Bolivia, where tourists go to witness medieval working conditions.
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Documentary, Other, Bolivia, 2005, 46 min
by: Anna Klara Åhrén, Charlotta Copcutt, Anna Weitz|
With a Lonely Planet travel guide under his arm and a rucksack on his
back, the individualist traveller insists on distinguishing himself
from the masses on their package-deal holidays. "Can´t do it in
Europe" reports on this sub-branch of tourist species, which can now
be found in increasing numbers in the most remote corners of the
Destination: Potosí, Bolivia, where real miners in original
19th-century working gear toil in the silver mines under
19th-century conditions happens to be the main tourist attration.
But what are the intentions of
the tourists? Is it about getting to know a foreign culture or about
escaping boredom at home by seeking distraction in the third world?
What are the consecquenses of this kind of tourism, and how do the
miners feel about being watched?
This documentary raises many questions and discribes the principles of
a mobile and globalised class-based society: We travel you work.
Dialogue: spanish; castilian, english, swedish
Subtitles: shown in english
Genre: Documentary, Society, Other, Student Production
Director: Anna Klara Åhrén, Charlotta Copcutt, Anna Weitz
Festival screenings internationally:
Documentary Fortnight, United States, 2007
Cinema du Réel, France, 2006, in competition
Doclisboa, Portugal, 2006
Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden, 2005
Leipzig DOK Festival, Germany, 2005
Tempo, Sweden, 2005
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World premiere: 2005-02-02
Age limit: from 7 year
Location: Potosi, Bolivia
Format: 4:3, mono, Hi8
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