Monthly Archives: July 2014

Rehad Desai on Durban International Film Festival 2014 awards

  “The prize for best South African documentary went to Rehad Desai’s Miners Shot Down, which also won the Amnesty Intl. (Durban) Human Rights Award, accompanied by a prize of R10,000 ($951) sponsored by the Artists for Human Rights Trust. … Continue reading

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Miners Shot Down on TV

The AfriDocs Film Week allowed Miners Shot Down to be screened to an audience that would otherwise not have access to this important film. The response was phenomenal, with people commending the film for raising awareness about this tragedy and asking how they could further get … Continue reading

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16 August – Day of Action

Many people who have watched Miners Shot Down have asked us “what can we do to help the justice campaign?” One of the most important things we can do is to make the 16th August a ‘special’ day, similar to … Continue reading

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AfriDocs Film Week

Exciting news for Miners Shot Down –  the film will be broadcasted on DStv as a part of the Afridocs Film Week. Below is the press release with all the details… A world first will be taking place this month … Continue reading

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Marikana Film Resonates Beyond Our Borders

“Rehad Desai’s beautifully filmed and uncompromising documentary, ‘Miners Shot Down’, is about so much more than the massacre by police of 34 striking workers at the Lonmin platinum mine at Marikana in August 2012. The film offers a unique prism … Continue reading

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Special Choice Award

Miners Shot Down is acknowledged for a Special Choice Award, as decided by the Encounters South African International Documentary Festival team. Encounters ran from the 5th to the 15th of June 2014 in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Over 400 documentaries from across the … Continue reading

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