Los Mineros

Series: THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

National Airdate: January 28, 1991

Network: PBS

 

This critically acclaimed documentary film, Los Mineros, is narrated by Luis Valdez and recounts the 50-year story of Mexican American miners and their struggle to shape the course of Arizona history between 1903 and 1947. The film profiles the rise and fall of the sister cities of Clifton-Morenci, where the mining of copper ore governed the lives of all the inhabitants. Using archival footage and the testimony of witnesses, the film examines the mineros' struggles for equal pay and fair working conditions, even in Mexico where mines were owned by American companies.

 

 

Awards:

 

1993 “Best Documentary Feature” at South by Southwest Film & Media Confrence

 

1993 San Sebastian (Spain) International Film Festival

 

1992 Finalist at the Houston International Film Festival

 

1992 San Antonio Cinefestival

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