San Jose Peace & Justice Center

Thursday September 18th @ 7pm

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

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. Methodically and soberly, Miners Shot Down follows the strike from day one, chronicling 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. Miners Shot Down is undoubtedly one of the most important and damning documentaries to emerge in post-apartheid South Africa. 2014 85 minutes

Sharat G. Lin, who just returned from South Africa, will lead discussion.

Open to the public Suggested donation $5-10

 
 


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