MINERS SHOT DOWN
Rehad Desai / South Africa / 2014 / 86 mins / English, Xhosa and Zulu with English subtitles / Documentary
Miners Shot Down reconstructs the events leading up to the horrifying massacre that killed 34 mineworkers and injured numerous more in South Africa in 2012. Hundreds of underpaid employees of Lonmin, South African’s biggest platinum mines, went on strike demanding higher wages. However, after seven days of non-violent demonstration, the state police forces stormed the protest grounds and opened fire on the crowds using live ammunition. This political thriller investigates the first post-apartheid massacre, and suspected police cover-up through an informed and scrutinising lens.
This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 18 years.