At the very least, Desai’s film has shown the families of the miners shot down that their loved-ones and breadwinners were not killed attacking the cops. He has debunked that popular belief – one, which so much press coverage has affirmed by simply taking it for granted.
The above words were written about Miners Shot Down in a review published by uSpiked, an online publication that is dedicated to keeping the public informed about controversial stories that are in the public’s interests to know. The review commended the film for debunking the myth that the police were acting in self-defence when they shot at the striking miners on 16 August 2012, in Marikana. Read the full review here.