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Miners Shot Down

Miners Shot Down
  • 2014
  • South Africa
  • 85 min
  • Directed by: Rehad Desai

An examination of the events of August 2012, when the Marikana mine in South Africa experienced the worst episode of bloodshed since the end of apartheid. For seven days, thousands of miners protested for a living wage. The non-violent demonstration was brought down through an intervention by state police forces, in which more than 30 miners were shot dead and many others injured.

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