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Miners Shot Down  3446

Release date: Fri 6 Jun 2014
Running time:90 (1h30’)
Age restriction:13 V

South Africa will never be the same.

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. Using the point of view of the Marikana miners, this film follows the strike from Day Oe, 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-apartheid massacre.

Genre: Documentary
Cast: Ronnie Kasrils
Directed by: Rehad Desai
Screenplay: Anita Khanna
Music: Philip Miller
Produced by: Anita Khanna, Rehad Desai
Language: English

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