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Pablo needs to stop smoking. Why? Because his wife, family and doctor say he should. But Pablo is a stubborn man. He has worked in the mercury mines of Almadén, Spain, risking his life daily. He has had five severe heart attacks and smoked 20 Winston cigarettes a day since he was 12. Now in his seventies, Pablo spends most of his day in front of the TV, surrounded by a cloud of smoke, with his back turned firmly towards a village that has lived through better times.

Pablo represents the last generation of Almadén mercury miners, an age-old profession with over 2,000 years of history. Through a straightforward depiction of life’s everyday moments, Pablo’s Winter explores the decay of the local mining culture, but above all, pays homage to its real protagonists: the miners and their families.

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commented 2015-02-18 13:09:04 +0000
Pablo you are a strong man but you should stop smoking. You are 70 years old already and you can live longer and spend more time with your wife. STOP It.

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commented 2015-02-11 15:28:27 +0000
Inspiring people with the writings and giving them feel of such situation is something only an excellent writer or a person with the true love of such experience can give. There are few of the people who adopt such topics which is far away from the glamours of life. “Mining” shows the real spirit how labor works,
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commented 2015-02-03 06:23:09 +0000
Every field owns some mythical things in itself specially when comes to mining people are more curious about to know that how labor manage the things over there. Literally after watching this film it stun myself that how hardworking the people are in mines. I think things can be much improved by putting efforts. Such communities and people can play vital role to make the things better. Summing up people on a single platform can help to find the rapid and long term changes for the betterment of the mine workers.
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commented 2013-09-30 23:46:02 +0100
Great little film:) While your hear, check this little edit I just uploaded:) http://youtu.be/t6Pi8OCNYeo
@kempas tweeted link to this page. 2012-10-27 09:43:53 +0100
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@adrielhampton tweeted link to this page. 2012-10-13 23:33:50 +0100
@anne_brodie retweeted 2012-10-11 19:07:22 +0100
Nicotine. Mercury. Matters of the Heart. Check out PABLO'S WINTER, a film by Chico Pereira. http://t.co/E9dZBmJ4 via @scottishdocinst
@SanjaM_tweet retweeted 2012-10-07 11:09:47 +0100
Nicotine. Mercury. Matters of the Heart. Check out PABLO'S WINTER, a film by Chico Pereira. http://t.co/5wZNTMVf via @scottishdocinst
@sonjahenrici mentioned @ScottishDocInst link to this page. 2012-10-06 19:41:57 +0100
Nicotine. Mercury. Matters of the Heart. Check out PABLO'S WINTER, a film by Chico Pereira. http://t.co/5wZNTMVf via @scottishdocinst
@kempas mentioned @ScottishDocInst link to this page. 2012-10-06 19:33:16 +0100
Nicotine. Mercury. Matters of the Heart. Check out PABLO'S WINTER, a film by Chico Pereira. http://t.co/t53EbYNE via @scottishdocinst

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