Strike a Rock

2018-04-24 08:06
strike a rock documentary


Strike A Rock is the story of two South African mothers and best friends, Primrose Sonti and Thumeka  Magwangqana. They live in Nkaneng, Marikana, an informal settlement in rural South Africa that sprung up around a mine operated by Lonmin Plc, the third largest platinum extractor in the world. This company has significant legal obligation to the community that they mine under and around but does not comply with all their responsibilities. This community became internationally known after the 2012 Marikana massacre, when 37 striking miners were killed by police. However, instead of improving the living conditions that motivated the strike in the first place, they continue to worsen. And this is what Primrose and Thumeka are fighting against.

This documentary won the Audience Award for Best Local Film Award at the Encounters Documentary Festival, South  Africa 2017.


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