Short film 'From the Pit' delves into Bering mining past
Neighbors and former miners speak out
Starting in 1907, the Beringen coal mine was one of the gold mines that put Limburg on the map. But in 1989, the last cart surfaces. After that, the former mining site must reinvent itself. Thirty years after the closure, be-MINE is alive and well: here you can see how the past and the future embrace each other. Seven local residents and former miners tell how the close-knit community climbed out of the pit together. Walk up the slag heap with 87-year-old Stinus. Drink an espresso with loco driver Bruno. Or take a dive with Jos and Rik among the fish at the TODI dive center. Matteo Simoni ‘s warm voice guides you across the boundaries of time and space.