Sangre Minera is a documentary produced by the Instituto de Estudios de la Montaña Central, as part of a project that seeks the revival of this mining area of León. After eight months of filming with the participation of former miners and local residents, Sangre Minera is a journey through the recent history of towns such as Villamanín, Santa Lucía, La Pola de Gordón, Ciñera and La Robla.
This self-financed documentary directed by Javier de la Viuda Espadas vindicates the mining pride and the roots of this activity among the inhabitants of the Montaña Central Leonesa. Authentic accounts of the harsh experiences in the pits and the demand for greater protection of their industrial heritage are some of the key aspects of this audiovisual piece.
The screening is accompanied by a performance on the occasion of the feast of Santa Bárbara, patron saint of miners, by the choral groups Voces del Alba, the cultural association Promusicantes and the Colegio Leonés Corredera. Sangre Minera is also the starting point of a thematic cycle of cinema and mining that will take place at La Térmica Cultural from March 2024.