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"Miners Shot Down", by Rehad Desai

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 8:15PM

Runtime: 86'

minersshotdown-webIn 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.

Followed by a Q&A with:

  • Maeve McClenaghan, Investigative Journalist
  • Dima Yared, Human Rights Officer, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights


The film is in English, Xhosa, Zulu and Fanakalo (with English subtitles)

Tickets can be bought through the ICA website:

ICA: Miners Shot Down

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Screening in partnership with the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

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Institute for Contemporary Arts
The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH