Kiro Russo / 2016 / Bolivia/Qatar / 80'

Set amidst the harsh world of the Bolivian mining community, Kiro Russo’s docu-fiction hybrid tells the story of Elder who, following his father's death, is sent back to live with his Grandmother in Huanuni, a small town in the country’s tin mining heartlands. His godfather, Francisco, finds him work at the local mining company. However, it isn’t long before Elder starts acting up, making trouble for Francisco by skipping work to go out drinking in the town’s dingy bars instead. But his nocturnal wanderings eventually lead him to a troubling secret relating to his father’s death. Made in close collaboration with the miner’s union and shot largely within the mines, Dark Skull is a murky, mysterious drama that deftly blurs the line between reality and fiction.

 

Dark Skull

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 18:20
ICA
£11, concs £8
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Producer

Kiro Russo, Pablo Paniagua, Gilmar Gonzales