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 others.
From 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.”
The film is currently touring the film festival circuit, and will come to theaters via Cinema Nouveau on May 30.
Find a complete list of screening dates HERE.
Find the trailer below: