THE HERITAGE OF DARKNESS
Brown Coal Mine "Breza" exists since 1907. It is located 20 km northwest of Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Brown coal from the pit "Kamenica" and "Sretno" which translates to “good luck” feed about 1,250 families and the daily production of both pits is about 2,000 tons. Some families in Breza have at least three generations of coal miners, where the father, son and grandson are coal miners. The coal mining job requires a lot of effort. At a depth of 400 meters, a working day flows in darkness, dust and sweat. Under the dirty clothes these hard workers conceal a pure heart - always positive and ready for a joke. Proud and brave, with tools in their hands, they begin their day with the arrival at work site, the greeting "Good luck" and going under the ground. The traditional mining greeting 'Good luck' carries the desire to once again return to the light of day or a starry night.
Despite of all the machines that help them dig coal, it is still one of the toughest and most dangerous jobs. In the last 50 years, hundreds of miners have lost their lives in the pits throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. Exposed to constant danger of poisoning, explosions, fires and collapse of the hall, they work hard until the end of their shifts, after which they once again return happy to the surface of the earth and their families.
These people are digging the ore that heavy industries depend on, the coal that produces the electricity that warms the many homes of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Society forgets about these helpful hard workers. Who is thinking of them, their families and their children while they keep risking their lives to ensure the prosperity of this society?