Out of dust and iron, the women of Marikana rise. The untold realities of Marikana and the aftermath come alive this month as Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau brings this emotional documentary to the big screens to tell the story of heroines – grandmothers Primrose Sonti and Thumeka Magwangqana. These women are in pursuit of justice over the loss of husbands, fathers and brothers of destitute families following the massacre associated with a mining giant, Lonmin Plc.; while learning to live with the painful reality of everyday poverty.
The film takes the viewer on a journey through trauma, history, loss, memory, friendship, and the fear of being further forgotten as Thumeka and Primrose survive each day. In an intimate story where the personal becomes political through fighting on-the-ground to the corridors of power, how will these women take on Goliath enemies and make their voices heard?
This historic account of events is Directed by Aliki Saragas. The documentary is also co-produced by Uhuru Productions who also produced the award-winning film: Miners Shot Down.
Watch the trailer of Strike a Rock:
Catch this documentary at the following Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau sites on 25 & 26; 28 & 29 November 2017:
- Cinema Nouveau Rosebank
- Cinema Nouveau Gateway
- Cinema Nouveau Brooklyn
- Cinema Nouveau V&A Waterfront