Strike a Rock - free film screening

30 May 2017 - 6:15pm
Event
  • EVENT DATE: 14 June 2017, 6pm - 8:30pm
  • LOCATION: Bertha DocHouse; Curzon Bloomsbury; The Brunswick; WC1N 1AW London

 

Join War on Want for the London premiere of Strike A Rock - a 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 community became internationally known after the 2012 Marikana Massacre, when 37 striking mineworkers were killed by police. However, instead of improving, the living conditions that motivated the strike in the first place continue to worsen. And this is what Primrose and Thumeka are fighting against. In a deeply personal journey, can these two women take on the goliath composed of high powered enemies that appear to collude against the people of Marikana, and at the same time maintain a friendship that is threatening to break under the weight of this pressure?

The screening is open to all and FREE to attend but places are limited. Book your ticket to attend. If you book a ticket(s) but can no longer attend please let us know and cancel your place as soon as possible.

 

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