After the enormous success of the first screening at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), the Bertha Foundation and Encounters Documentary Festival have decided to fund another special screening of Miners Shot Down at the same venue that will be happening on Thursday the 10th of April, in Cape Town.
This screening is unique in that the film will be shown to an audience of 640 young people who have been engaged through a collaboration with the government Department of Community Safety that works to create activity to grow the South African youth. After the screening the youth will be able to ask questions, addressed to a panel of experts including the film director, Rehad Desai, Shirley Gunn, Executive Director of Human Rights Media Centre (HRMC) and Pierre Devos, Professor of Constitutional Law at UCT. The purpose of the screening it to engage these young people in constructive discussions around the Marikana massacre, allowing them to ask poignant questions and above all to hear what they have to say. Also among the audience will be 25 members from the Group of 86, a faction of religious practitioners, which is convened by Desmond Tutu.