PABLO'S WINTER

EL INVIERNO DE PABLO

By Chico PEREIRA

SDI PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2012

Nicotine. Mercury. Matters of the Heart.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM, SPAIN
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, ENGLISH
    • Director(s)
    • Chico PEREIRA
    • Synopsis
    • Pablo needs to stop smoking. Why? Because his wife, family and doctor say he should. But Pablo is a stubborn man. He has worked in the mercury mines of Almadén, Spain, risking his life daily. He has had five severe heart attacks and smoked 20 Winston cigarettes a day since he was 12. Now in his seventies, Pablo spends most of his day in front of the TV, surrounded by a cloud of smoke, with his back turned firmly towards a village that has lived through better times.
      Pablo represents the last generation of Almadén mercury miners, an age-old profession with over 2,000 years of history. Through a straightforward depiction of life’s everyday moments, Pablo’s Winter explores the decay of the local mining culture, but above all, pays homage to its real protagonists: the miners and their families.
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