Miners Shot Down

Miners Shot Down
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. Note: not suitable for sensitive viewers.

90 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence).
Documentary, South African, On the art circuit
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The people involved.
Rehad Desai
ScreenplayAnita Khanna
EditingSteen Johannessen, Menno Boerema, Kerryn Assaizky, Reuben van der Hammen, Megan Gill
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
Made in2014
Produced byUhuru Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

LanguageInfrequent, with mild to moderate impact
ViolenceInfrequent with moderate impact
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThe film contains complex and mature themes that deals with the Marikana massacre. It is educational or historical but not suitable for children under the age of 13 years
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.


Scale (Max)20

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