Cerro Rico, Tierra Rica

Juan Vallejo

Colombia/Bolivia/USA, Land/Social Issues Documentary, 2011
90 min, HDV, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


More than ten thousand miners in southwestern Bolivia still excavate the slopes and tunnels of Cerro Rico ("Rich Hill"), the richest silver field in mining history, even though most of the mineral resources of the mountain have been depleted. Raising issues of social and economic sustainability, Cerro Rico offers a striking, unsparing portrait of labor in the highlands of South America, creating a universal statement about the historic cost on workers due to global demands for Earth's wealth. Shot in iconic Potosí and in the surreal salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni, where half of the world's lithium is still untapped, Cerro Rico has screened at film festivals all over the world, including the Victoria Film Festival in Canada and FIC VALDIVIA 18.


US Premiere

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Juan VallejoJuan Vallejo is a U.S.–born, Colombian–raised filmmaker. He studied Architecture in Bogotá, Colombia, and Film Direction at Purchase College (SUNY) in New York. He recently obtained an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. This is his first feature-length work.


Producer: Juan Vallejo
Cinematographer: Juan Vallejo, Robert Alan Rackham
Editor: Juan Vallejo, JiYe Kim
Sound Design: Andrea Bella
Music: Andres Subercaseaux

Print Source: Juan Vallejo, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center)

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