Miners Shot Down Toronto Premiere With Special Guests

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Cinema Politica at The Bloor is thrilled to present the Toronto premiere of MINERS SHOT DOWN with Sakura Saunders from protestbarrick.net and Amai Kuda from Decolonize Now in attendance. This screening is co-presented with the MISN: Mining Injustice Solidarity Network. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Rehad Desai | South Africa | English | 86' | 2014

In August 2012, mineworkers in one of South Africa’s biggest platinum mines began a wildcat strike for better wages. Six days later the police used live ammunition to brutally suppress the strike, killing 34 and injuring many more. Using the point of view of the Marikana miners, Miners Shot Down follows the strike from day one, showing the courageous but isolated fight waged by a group of low-paid workers against the combined forces of the mining company Lonmin, the ANC government and their allies in the National Union of Mineworkers.
What emerges is collusion at the top, spiralling violence and the country’s first post-apartheid massacre. South Africa will never be the same again.

For more info: cinemapolitica.org/bloor

Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/pkK_T_vz7cY

Read reviews here: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-08-05-miners-shot-down-still-the-film-every-south-african-should-see/#.Vd8VFM7Iat9

Read a review with the filmmaker here: http://variety.com/2014/film/festivals/durban-festival-rehad-desai-gives-miners-a-voice-1201264496/
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By: Cinema Politica at The Bloor