The Minerita documentary, directed by Raul de la Fuente and produced by Kanaki Films, has been shortlisted for the Oscar in the category of Best Short Documentary; this work has achieved this year the Goya in the same category.
Among the ten documentaries contained in this "shortlist" or selection of finalists, only five fims will be nominees for the award. Should this documentary achieve that, Minerita would be the third short documentary participant in the Kimuak program to walk on the red carpet of Hollywood, after 7.35 de la mañana, directed by Nacho Vigalondo (2003) y Éramos pocos by Borja Cobeaga (2005). The final list of nominated documentaries will be released on January 14.
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.
Raúl de la Fuente
Iruña/Pamplona, 1974. Film and television producer, director and screenwriter since 1996. After working for a variety of audiovisual production companies, he founded Kanaki Films to produce his own audiovisual projects. He directed and wrote the screenplay for Nömadak TX, the Spanish feature-length documentary that won the most awards at international festivals in 2007, and he is currently directing the feature film Un día más con vida (aka Another Day of Life) based on the work of the same name by Ryszard Kapuscinski.