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Wednesday, October 24 • 12:00pm - 2:15pm
Film Festival Screening: Strike a Rock

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87 mins.

The documentary, starts in 2012 when police shot dead 37 miners in Marikana. It follows two irrepressible activists as they rise up out of their poverty stricken mining community in a historic and ongoing fight for justice and dignity. In an intimate story where the personal becomes political,  from fighting on-the-ground to the corridors of power, two grandmothers and best-friends take on the corporate Goliath, British owned, Lonmin Plc, mounting a landmark complaint against them.

Post show speakers: Primrose Sonti, one of the two activists featured in the film, is co-founder of women’s community Marikana based group Sikhala Sonte (We Cry Together) and member of parliament for the South African Economic Freedom Fighters, a radical militant economic emancipation movement and the third largest political party in the SA Parliament. She is a tireless campaigner in the ongoing struggle for justice and compensation for the widows, orphans and homes for everyone in the community. Aliki Saragas is a South African documentary filmmaker, championing women’s stories, and supporting women both in front of and behind the lens.

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Wednesday October 24, 2018 12:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
Auditorium 15