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Film - South Africa: Miners Shot Down
Date Wednesday October 22
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Avenue
(between Alcatraz Av & 66th St)
Oakland, CA 94609
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorGene Ruyle
Emailcuyleruyle [at]
Miners Shot Down

A film by Rehad Desai

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, produced by filmmaker Rehad Desai, is undoubtedly one of the most important and damning documentaries to emerge in post-apartheid South Africa. 2014 85 minutes

Sharat G. Lin, a research fellow at the San Jose Peace and Justice Center, just returned from South Africa and will lead discussion.

Open to the public
FREE – but donations will be collected for NPML
Wheelchair accessible

Sponsored by the Institute for the Critical Study of Society and the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
Added to the calendar on Saturday Oct 18th, 2014 6:13 PM

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