WorldView-funded Miners Shot Down will premiere at the One World Film Festival in Prague, Czech, 3 to 12 March.
The film’s website has also launched: http://www.minersshotdown.co.za, with all information about upcoming screenings and ways that you can get involved.
The film charts the seven days leading up to August 16, 2012, where South African police opened fire on a group of Lonmin mine workers on a wildcat strike at the Marikana Mine, killing 34 and injuring 78. The film uncovers disturbing new footage showing a line of police, with armoured vehicles in the background, firing live ammunition on a crowd of miners who are moving in a huddle towards the police line — challenging the police narrative that they acted in self defence.
After the premiere at One World, the film will then screen at the Paris International Human Rights Film Festival, where the director will be in attendance from 16 to 18 March.
Movies that Matter, in the Hague, Netherlands, 20 to 26 March is the next stop for the film, where it been selected for the Justica competition. Movies that Matter is a project of Amnesty International. The director will be in attendance.