Miners Shot Down


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Miners Shot Down

  1. Monday, October 12, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Image from the film Miners Shot Down
In August 2012, mineworkers in a South Africa platinum mine began a wildcat strike for better wages. Six days later the police used live ammunition to brutally suppress the strike. This film follows the strike from day one, showing the 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-apartheid massacre. Contains mature content, including real-life violence and intense situations. Director Rehad Desai is scheduled to be present. (2K DCP Presentation)