Tuesday 19 September 2017

Banderas hails trapped Chile miners

Antonio Banderas arrives at the UK Premiere of Justin and the Knights of Valour at the May Fair Hotel, London.
Antonio Banderas arrives at the UK Premiere of Justin and the Knights of Valour at the May Fair Hotel, London.

Antonio Banderas has said the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped deep underground for 69 days in 2010 taught the world a huge lesson about the value of human life.

Banderas and Juliette Binoche are starring in a film that dramatises the cave-in at the mine in Chile's Atacama desert and the globally televised rescue of the miners that mesmerised millions across the globe.

They met today with the miners and Chilean leader Sebastian Pinera at the presidential palace. Mr Pinera said the rescue was an "injection of hope and faith" for the world.

Filming of The 33 is set to run from February 4 to March 10 at the copper and gold mine. A portion of it was already filmed at a salt mine in Colombia.

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