A moving documentary short about the sacrifices made for family by directors Alex Sworik and Daniel Agre. “Devil’s Gold” follows veteran sulfur miner, Selemat, during his daily climb up and down the Kawah Ijen mountain. Traversing the narrow path back and forth into the crater, miners like Selemat carry up to 100 kilograms of sulfuric rock throughout the night in an effort to earn 4-5 times the wages of alternative work like farming or construction. However, with toxic gas spouting from the ground beneath them as they work, the life expectancy of a miner is cut short.

 

Featuring Selamat Side
Directed by Alexander Sworik & Daniel Agre
Producer: Ade Darmawan
Local Guide: Eko “Selvi” Kurniawan
Colourist: Sam Zook
Re-recording Mixer: Alastair Sims

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander Sworik’s Website

Alexander Sworik on Instagram

Daniel Agre’s Website

Daniel Agre on Instagram

 

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