South Africa will never the same again.
In August 2012, mineworkers in one of South Africa’s biggest platinum mines began a wildcat strike for better wages. Six days later, the police used live ammunition to brutally suppress the strike, killing 34 and injuring many more. Methodically and soberly, Miners Shot Down follows the strike from day one, chronicling the courageous but isolated fight waged by a group of low-paid workers against the combined forces of the mining company, Lonmin, the ANC government, and their allies in the National Union of Mineworkers. Miners Shot Down is undoubtedly one of the most important and damning documentaries to emerge in post-apartheid South Africa.
A film by Rehad Desai
2014 85 minutes
Sharat G. Lin, who just returned from Marikana, South Africa, will lead discussion.
Open to the public
Suggested donation $5-10
Bus routes: 22, 522, 23, 11, 63, 64, 72, 73, 81, Hwy 17 Express, MST 55
Cosponsored by EDGE for Economic Justice and our developing world
Added to the calendar on Friday Aug 15th, 2014 1:26 PM