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Title Four Corners: The Price of Freedom
Published Australia : ABC, 2011
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Summary How 33 miners in Chile, who dodged death, have come to terms with the horror they experienced and their second chance at life.It was a moment that held billions of people transfixed. Trapped below ground for seventy days, they came to the surface one by one. They had survived one ordeal but another was about to begin. Suddenly the centre of world-wide media attention, the survivors were celebrated, interviewed and showered with gifts. For some it was a dream come true, for others a nightmare.This week on Four Corners, the BBC's This World follows the story of three miners and their families. We meet Edison Pena who filled his time underground by jogging through the kilometres of tunnels and impersonating Elvis Presley. Above ground he becomes a media darling, travelling the world and living the life of a star. Can he use his celebrity to create a new life, or will he become a victim of his own fame like the star he impersonates?Carlos Mamani lived in a cardboard shack before the mine caved in. Now he has been given a new house for his family. But his euphoria is short lived. Relatives claim they should have been looked after too and the family is fracturing. Will the arrival of newfound wealth destroy his relationship with the people he loved most in the world?For Ariel Ticona there is another problem. While he is trapped below ground, his wife has given birth to their child, but back in his home he is in no state to fully appreciate what he has been given. Can he find the help he needs to bring his life back on track?This is the story of ordinary working men forced to cope with the pressures of fame, while still coming to terms with the trauma of seventy days buried underground
Event Broadcast 2011-04-25 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Human trapping.
Miners.
Minor family.
Survival.
Chile.
Form Streaming video
Author Charlton, Bobby, contributor
Farkas, Leonardo, contributor
Fortune, Jack, reporter
Mamani Condori, Carlos B, contributor
O'Brien, Kerry, host
Pena, Edison, contributor
Pena, Maria, contributor
Pino, Alejandro, contributor
Ticona, Ariel, contributor