Los Mineros


This documentary recounts the 50-year story of Mexican American miners and their struggle to shape the course of Arizona history between 1903 and 1947. The program profiles the rise and fall of the sister cities of Clifton-Morenci, where the mining of copper ore governed the lives of all the inhabitants. Using archival footage and the testimony of witnesses, the film examines the minero’s struggles for equal pay and fair working conditions.


National PBS Broadcast on the American Experience, Best Documentary, South by Southwest Festival, Austin


Producer – Hector Galan
Writer – Paul Espinosa
Narrator – Luis Valdez
A Production of Galan Productions for The American Experience