Directed by local filmmaker Rehad Desai and produced by Uhuru Productions, Miners Shot Down tells the story of the 34 miners killed on 16th August 2012 during protests at the Lonmin mine in Marikana.
The shootings attracted negative attention for the post-democratic government and the local mining industry and was labelled one of the worst assaults on civilians by police forces since the apartheid era.
The Emmy win has revived interest in an old petition put up on Amandla.mobi in 2014 to get the SABC and eTV to air Miners Show Down. Over 4 800 people have signed it so far.
Thanks to the internet however, we won’t have to wait until terrestrial TV stations bow to pressure. Uhuru Productions has already posted the one and a half hour documentary on YouTube.
Watch it below…
Miners Shut Down – The Documentary [WATCH]
Film Credit: Rehad Desai