Screening and Talk – Thursday 22nd May – Miners Shot Down

On THURSDAY 22nd MAY Haringey Independent Cinema will be showing the incredibly powerful MINERS SHOT DOWN. This is a documentary about the South African miners strike at the Marikana gold mine in 2012 that was on all the news. The film with make you angry, upset, and so much more. What the news didn’t show and what this film does show, is when workers fight for even the most basic rights, how some you would think are on their side, show their real colours!!

 We will be having a discussion after the film as it’s too powerful to just leave the issues un-discussed. Come, watch and add your thoughts.

For a fuller review, see bottom of this email.

Doors open 7pm, film starts at 7.15pm. £4 entry or £3 if you are low or unwaged.

Haringey Independent Cinema screenings are at the Park View School, West Green Road, N15 (next to Downhills Park).

The nearest station is Seven Sisters Underground & Mainline Rail Station (from Liverpool St). From there you can either walk (15 to 20 minute walk) or catch any bus along West Green Road.

Tubes: Seven Sisters (Victoria Line). Turnpike Lane (Piccadilly Line). From either of these stations you can walk (15 to 20 minute walk) or catch any bus along West Green Road.

Bus: Numbers 41, 341, and 67 pass nearby Park View School. Get off at a stop near Philip Lane near West Green Road. Entrance is next door to Downhill Park.



Rehad Desai | South Africa, 2014 | 86 mins |

In August 2012, mineworkers in one of South Africa’s largest platinum mines began a wildcat strike for fairer wages. Six days later, the police used live ammunition to smash the strike by any means necessary. Thirty-four striking miners were killed in the brutal police attack, and many more were maimed, wounded and disfigured. Miners Shot Down is a simultaneously clear-sighted, sobering, enraging and blood-chilling document of the courageous struggle of a group of poorly paid workers against the combined forces of mining company Lonmin, the corrupt South African government of the ANC, and the ANC’s allies in the National Union of Mineworkers. What emerges is clear evidence of collusion at the very top, glibly escalating State violence, and the country’s first post-apartheid massacre. Nobody who sees this film will leave the space unaffected. There will be an opportunity for discussion following the film. The film is not suitable for children.

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