This is an extraordinary ode to quite extraordinary women catalysing political change throughout the fallout of the Marikana Massacre.
A counterpoint to Rehad Desai’s Miners Shot Down, this provides, not just a history of oppression, police violence, sanitised corporate indifference and lies that made Marikana inevitable, but also a view of the rebirth of politics in the shadow of the Lonmin mine. By foregrounding the political career of Primrose Sonti and the activism of Thumake Magwangqana in particular, this creates a strange sense of optimism in the face of a terrible crime, while damning the exploitation and collusion between the mining houses and the ANC. A fascinating document of SA’s long overdue political maturation.
Courtesy of the Director. Guests' flights courtesy of UCT.
Saragas will attend screenings in CT & Jhb
- Thu 01, Invite Only 8pm
Sat 3, 5.15pm + Q&A
- Tue 6, 8.45pm + Q&A