'Miners Shot Down' continues to make waves

Despite winning an International Emmy for Best Documentary, it has only been screened once on local TV.

Police on the koppie in Marikana. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The International Emmy Award-winning hard-hitting documentary Miners Shot Down, about the Marikana Massacre, continues to make waves on the global film circuit.

Despite winning an International Emmy for Best Documentary recently, it has only been shown once on local TV.

The documentary reveals what went down in Marikana on 16 August 2012, when dozens of miners were gunned down by police in the worst massacre since the dawn of democracy.

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Social justice organisation Amandla.mobi has launched a campaign to make the documentary accessible to a wide range of South Africans.

The organisation believes showing the documentary on national TV will enable ordinary people see the truth behind what really happened on the day and the days leading up to the massacre.

The acclaimed film directed by Rehad Desai is billed as exposing the truth behind the Marikana miners' strike and the subsequent massacre.

After watching the documentary you can join a special conversation on Night Talk on 702 and Cape Talk at 8pm.