Reel Time S6 Ep. 2: Isang Paa sa Hukay

2016 • 44 mins

Poverty in the town of Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte runs as deep as the network of mining shafts. Without an alternative source of living, the locals turn to small-scale mining, risking their lives diving down narrow shafts with only an air compressor to support their breathing, for very little pieces of gold. And worse, the children learn their fathers� dangerous trade. In an effort to help their families survive, children as young as 11 years old regularly work in the mines for money that�s barely enough to keep them fed.