a film by Kim Reierson

When photographer Kim Reierson returned to her native Bolivia and visited the graves of her grandparents, she befriended the children who make their living tending the cemetery- watering flowers, polishing lapideries, and praying over graves for a few pesos. She saw this as a microcosm of the greater problem of child poverty in Bolivia where 800,000 children are forced to work to survive.

Pescaditos (Little Fish) is a documentary featuring three of these kids, Juan Carlos, Henry, and the eponymous Pescadito, as they describe their work. The film features the hauntingly beautiful music by Luzmila Carpio and the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca.

Pescaditos is a dreamlike evocation of the struggles of poor children while illuminating the religious and indigenous beliefs of the people of Bolivia


Kim Reierson Photography