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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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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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Miners Shot Down at the Durban International Film Festival

We are excited to announce that Miners Shot Down has been selected for the Durban International Film Festival! “Durban International Film Festival programme also features an expanded South African documentary programme in response to the large number of high quality … Continue reading

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Africa is a Country

Dudumalingani is a writer, filmmaker and photographer from the Zikhovane village in the former Transkei and now resides in Cape Town. He writes both fiction and non-fiction. Read this fantastic review of Miners Shot Down written by, Dudumalingani Mqombothi: Magidiwana, … Continue reading

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Rehad Desai on the future of South Africa

Ceasefire Magazine conducted an interesting interview with the director of Miners Shot Down, Rehad Desai. The interview aimed at getting his take on the situation in South Africa today. It’s a conventional understanding that if you take the political kingdom, … Continue reading

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