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Can't Do It In Europe

A look at the unlikely tourist destination of Potosi, Bolivia, where wealthy travelers pay for the right to experience an authentic Third World silver mine. This film portrays the new phenomenon of 'reality tourism,' whereby bored American or European travelers seek out real-life experiences as exciting tourist "adventures." The film follows a group of such international tourists as they visit the mines in Potosi--the poorest city in the poorest nation in Latin America--where Bolivian miners work by hand, just as they did centuries ago, to extract silver from the earth. Produced by Anna Klara Ahren, Charlotta Copcutt, Anna Weitz. 2005. 46 min.
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