Catherine Meyburgh

Dying for Gold - Director Catherine Meyburgh

Catherine Meyburgh works as director, editor and producer in documentary, fiction films and television. Her work in multi-projection design has been seen at the Met opera, New York, La Scala, Milano amongst many others. She has edited over 30 documentaries which have been broadcast on Arte, Channel 4, BBC – Storyville, ZDF, SABC, NBC as well as film festivals, IDFA, DIFF, Berlinale). Her work in video installations have been presented at many galleries museums and events. (dOKUMENTA, WAM, Iziko Cape Town, Smithsonian). She has recently collaborated with William Kentridge and Thuthuka Sibisi and Philip Miller on the multi-projection performance piece “The Head & the Load” addressing the neglected history of African involvement in WW1, it premiered at the Tate Modern in London and will be shown in The Armory in New York late 2018. She is co-director on the documentary “Dying for Gold” with Richard Pakleppa, the film addresses the legacy of illness, death and inequality brought about through gold mining and migrant labour.

Films

Dying for Gold Co-director
Dying for Gold - Poster

Through testimonies from communities in mining families throughout Southern Africa and extensive use of contrasting archive materials DYING FOR GOLD tells the story of how we have arrived at this extraordinary situation. DYING FOR GOLD brings to the surface the real cost of South African gold.

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