The Chilean Miners Celebrate the Fifth Anniversary of Their Rescue in Rome To Visit Pope Francis

The Chilean Miners Celebrate the Fifth Anniversary of Their Rescue
Pope Francis poses with the miners. Photo Courtesy: Warner Bros.

BURBANK, CALIFORNIA – October 14, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) — The Chilean miners, whose miraculous rescue from a collapsed mine five years ago and captivated more than a billion people around the world, have reunited in Rome to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the day they emerged from the mine.

In the Eternal City, the miners were applauded at a special anniversary screening of Alcon Entertainment’s and Warner Bros. Pictures’ inspiring drama “The 33,” where they were joined by director Patricia Riggen and producer Mike Medavoy.

The film not only reveals the remarkable story of their survival against the odds but of the families, whose unwavering faith and support was instrumental in the rescue, and of the international team of rescuers, who would not give up until they brought the miners home.

“The 33” opens nationwide on November 13, 2015, exactly one month after the five-year anniversary of the rescue.

Photo Courtesy: Warner Bros.
Photo Courtesy: Warner Bros.

During their trip, the miners took the opportunity to visit some of the city’s most famous landmarks, including the Coliseum, the Pantheon and the Basilica of San Giovanni.

As the culmination of their Rome visit, the miners went to the Vatican to participate in an audience with Pope Francis.

About “The 33”:

Based on the gripping true story of survival—and filmed with the cooperation of the miners, their families and their rescuers—“The 33” reveals the never-before-seen actual events that unfolded, above and below ground, which became nothing less than a worldwide phenomenon.

“The 33” features an international cast led by Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient”), James Brolin, and Lou Diamond Phillips, with Bob Gunton and Gabriel Byrne.  The cast also includes Mario Casas, Jacob Vargas, Juan Pablo Raba, Oscar Nuñez, Tenoch Huerta, Marco Treviño, Adriana Barraza, Kate Del Castillo, Cote de Pablo, Elizabeth De Razzo and Naomi Scott.


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