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Justice Delayed is Justice Denied – Rehad Desai on the Marikana Massacre

Over 1000 days ago the South African police opened fire with R5 machine guns on striking miners at the Lonmin Mine in Marikana, killing 34 of them in what is now known as the Marikana Massacre. Since the massacre  the … Continue reading

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Miners Shot Down has won the Cinema for Peace Award for Justice

“To be presented an award by the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is very affirming. We have a just cause and one day those behind the Marikana massacre will face trial and therefore the consequences.” (Rehad Desai, Director) … Continue reading

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Miners Shot Down continues to create waves in the festival circuit and we hope at the Lonmin AGM at the end of January

 “It is impossible not to be both appalled and deeply moved by not only the human injustice but also the political tragedy which Marikana represents. It is essential viewing. It is impossible to watch without feeling a profound sense of … Continue reading

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Remember Marikana – 16 August

In August 2012, mineworkers in one of South Africa’s biggest platinum mines began a wildcat strike for better wages. Six days into the strike, the police used live ammunition to suppress the strike, killing 34 and injuring 78. The Marikana … Continue reading

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Tell eTV and SABC to show Miners Shot Down

On August 16th all South Africans will pause and reflect on the tragedy that was the Marikana Massacre. As our free to air channel and public broadcaster, eTV and the SABC have a responsibility to tell the story of our … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera to Screen Miners Shot Down

In the run up to the 2 year commemoration of the massacre in Marikana,  Al Jazeera English will be doing a number of screenings of Miners Shot Down in Africa, during the month of August. Below are the times and dates when … Continue reading

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Miners Shot Down at Lusaka International Film and Music Festival

We’re excited to announce that Miners Shot Down has been selected to open the Lusaka International Film and Music Festival 2014 on Friday, 26th September. The film will be screened at 8pm at the Levy Junction Mall’s Fresh View Cinemas. The Lusaka International … Continue reading

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