Todo lo que brilla – DVD & Teacher Resources
Documentary DVD plus teacher resources for Todo lo que brilla.
This Documentary Film by Chris Mercer takes you inside the mines of Nambija and Zaruma, Ecuador. Alongside the small-scale gold miners who inspired the book, Todo lo que brilla, students will see firsthand what it’s like to hammer away in the darkness, hoping to find a good deposit of ore and watch miners process their ore at a homemade mill using mercury with their bare hands.
Meet the man who inspired the character José in the navel and hear his son describe a time when they were almost buried alive. Meet the old miner Victor and hear his firsthand account of mudslide of ’93 in which hundreds of Namibja’s miners were killed.
Learn the history of gold mining in South America that dates back to the pre-conquest times and continues today.
This film will bring the book to life in a way that no other Cl novel has done.
Subtitles Options: Spanish, English or No Subtitles.
Four teachable segments that correspond with specific chapters in the book.
Free Teacher’s Resources with pre-teachable vocabulary and quizzes, complete transcripts and comprehension activities included with film purchase.
1B, AP and Social Justice Themes:
Sustainable vs. Unsustainable Economic Development
ABOUT THE NOVEL
Jos? was a happy young man from Ecuador. He worked hard on his small farm with his best friend, Ignacio. Jose believed that soon he would realize his dream of marrying Emilia- the most beautiful girl he had ever met. Things were all going according to plan until one day an unexpected letter changed everything. Jose and Ignacio must leave the farm. Together the two friends face danger and adventure in the jungles and mines of Ecuador. This is their story. Based on amazing and true events. This novel is an action packed adventure-romance that will keep you engaged to the last page.
DVD – Video