The Man Who Sleeps In A Volcano | Kawah Ijen sulfur mine in Indonesia


Arifin is a sulfur miner who has slept and worked in the highly active volcano crater of Kawah Ijen, Indonesia for the past 26 years.

He’s seen many of his friends die over the years, killed by landslides, eruptions, inhaling toxic gas, being crushed by rocks, falling over cliffs or losing battles with chronic lung diseases.

Nature finds many ways to kill them.

Arifin and the other miners ask God to protect them. They believe she sleeps in the crater lake. They can only hope the next time God does erupt in anger, they will die quickly. They pray for mercy each night.

Watch our short feature documentary THE MAN WHO SLEEPS IN A VOLCANO



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