MINERITA

- A western about women -

Direction Raúl de la Fuente

Cerro Rico in Potosí (Bolivia) is a lawless territory, characterised by brutal violence. The miners risk their lives every day, digging for silver and zinc in crumbling galleries. The ones that survive think they’re entitled to anything and everything. And that’s when they go on the hunt… for women. Minerita is the story of three women—Lucía (40), Ivone (16) and Abigail (17)—who work as night watchwomen or inside the mine, struggling to survive in an inhuman inferno. Their only weapon is their courage… and dynamite.

Director

RAÚL DE LA FUENTE

Pamplona, 1974. Director, scriptwriter and editor. His feature film Another Day of Life received the EFA Award for Best European Animation Feature Film 2018, as well as the 2019 Goya and Platino awards in the same category and the Audience Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival. It premièred in the Official Section of the Cannes Festival.
As a short film-maker, his films Minerita (Goya for Best Short Documentary 2014 and semi-finalist for the 2016 Oscars), La fiebre del oro and Virgen negra stand out.