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film screening: MINERS SHOT DOWN

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Date:
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Time:
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Optik Allusions
Email:
Address:
4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland
Location Details:
Oakland OMNI Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland

Directed by Rehad Desai

In August 2012, mine workers in one of South Africa's biggest platinum mines began a wildcat strike for better wages. Six days into the strike, the police used live ammunition to brutally suppress the strike, killing 34 and injuring many more. Using the POV of the Marikana miners, * Miners Shot Down* follows the strike from day one, showing 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. What emerges is collusion at the top, spiraling violence and the country's first post-colonial massacre. South Africa will never be the same again.
This documentary contains uncensored footage of the violence used against the miners.

Group discussion after screening.

Light snacks will be served. $5 suggested donation, but nobody turned away for the lack of funds.
Added to the calendar on Wed, Aug 12, 2015 12:23AM
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