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Documentary film: Miners Shot Down
Date Thursday September 18
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
San José Peace and Justice Center
48 South 7th Street
San José, CA 95112
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorSan José Peace and Justice Center
Emailsjpjc [at]
Address48 South 7th Street, San José, CA 95112
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
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