Afrika Eye 2014

Miners Shot Down 15 (S)

Miners Shot Down

In August 2012, workers in one of South Africa's biggest platinum mines began a strike for better wages. Six days later the police brutally suppressed the strikers, killing 34 and injuring many more. Playing out like a political thriller, director Rehad Desai pieces together what happened in those six days through television archive, police footage, interviews with politicians, the miners and the lawyers representing them. A devastating picture of the mechanism of power, Miners Shot Down makes for uncomfortable, but essential, viewing. What emerges is collusion between the police, the state and corporate interests leading to spiralling violence and the country's first post-apartheid massacre. South Africa will never be the same again.

Ticket prices: £8.00 full / £6.50 concessions.