Anniversary Featurette for the Chilean Miner Rescue Movie 'The 33'
"To understand this story, you have to understand where it happened - in the mine!" Today marks the fifth anniversary of the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped 200 stories below ground for 69 days following the disastrous collapse of a copper-mine in Copiapó, Chile. As we all know already, Warner Bros is releasing their big screen version of this story called The 33 in theaters next month. We've already featured two different trailers previously, but this featurette is meant to remind everyone of how invested the world was in waiting and hoping for the survival of these trapped miners. Antonio Banderas stars and talks in this video. The cast includes Rodrigo Santoro, Cote de Pablo, Naomi Scott, Juan Pablo Raba & many others.
Here's the new featurette for Patricia Riggen's The 33, direct from Warner Bros' YouTube:
In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for any sign of hope. But 200 stories beneath the surface, in the suffocating heat and with tensions rising, provisions—and time—were quickly running out. The 33 is directed by Mexican filmmaker Patricia Riggen, of Girl in Progress and Under the Same Moon previously. Warner Bros will release Riggen's The 13 starting on November 13th later this fall.