Scene from the film Daughter of Chorolque
Scene from the film Daughter of Chorolque
Scene from the film Daughter of Chorolque
Scene from the film Daughter of Chorolque
Scene from the film Daughter of Chorolque
Scene from the film Daughter of Chorolque
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Daughter of Chorolque

  • South Korea
  • Bolivia
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Emancipation for women in a Bolivian mining village - the right to go into the depths of the earth to work alongside men. We witness their backbreaking work but also realise the beauty that is present in the lives of the daughters of Chorolque.

5600 metres above sea level in the Bolivian mining village of Chorolque emancipation for women means having earned the right to work alongside men in the depths of the earth. Today there are 20 women who work in the tin mine among 1000 men. In 1990, Pascuala was the first woman to be allowed to go down the shafts to work, breaking the tradition that forbade females to take employment. Now aged 56, she has been campaigning for the past 18 years for her fellow women's right to independence and recognition in a patriarchal world. This ethnographic film enters into the harsh environment of the mine with women who have followed in Pascuala's footsteps, such as Carmela and her daughter. Deep underground the sound of hammers resonates in the chambers and we witness the backbreaking work of the miners. The stresses and strains are evident in their grubby faces and calloused hands. In contrast, on the surface of the earth, stunning landscapes reveal a poignant beauty, a beauty that is also present in the lives of the daughters of Chorolque.


  • Original title
    Daughter of Chorolque
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Mi-Sun Park
  • DOP
    Mi-Sun Park
  • Editing
    Mi-Sun Park, Jong-Chul Choi
  • Music
    Jong-Hyuk Jeon
  • Sound
    Sung-Joon Lee
  • Duration
    84 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • South Korea
    • Bolivia
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Pusan International Film Festival 2007
    • Gwangju Human Rights Film Festival 2007
    • Film Festival for Woman Rights 2008
    • ACF Showcase 2008
    • Black Movie Film Festival 2008
    • DOK.FEST Munich 2008
    • ONE WORLD International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 2008
    • The 9th International documentary film festival ONE WORLD 2008
    • ONE WORLD Berlin 2008
    • Bolivia Human Rights Film Festival 2008
    • Delhi International Ethnographic Film Festival 2008
    • Iran International Documentary Film Festival 2008
    • Taiwan International Documentary Festival 2008
    • Bigpond Adelaide Film Festival 2009
    • 57th Trento Film Festival 2009
    • Parnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival 2009
  • Awards
    • RED EYE PRIZE from Bolivian Human Rights Film Festival (2008) is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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