Miners Shot Down Screening at Durban International Film Festival

Miners Shot Down, the hard-hitting documentary based on the recent South African Marikana strike where 34 miners were killed by the police, with soundtrack by Philip Miller, is screening at the 35th Durban International Film Festival. The documentary, described as “undoubtedly one of the most important and damning documentaries to emerge in post-apartheid South Africa”, will be shown on the 19th of July at 4pm at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, and on the 22nd of July at 6pm at Ekhaya.

If you’re in Durban, don’t miss out on this amazing film and the other incredible offers at the festival.  More details here.

A quick synopsis on this must see film directed 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.