Miners Shot Down International Emmy Award nomination

Media release

Miners Shot Down

Tuesday 6 October 2015

MINERS SHOT DOWN HAS BEEN NAMED AS A FINALIST IN THE 2015 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS

We are pleased to announce that South African documentary, Miners Shot Down, has been nominated for an International Emmy® Award. The film tells the story of the 2012 Marikana massacre. To date, Miners Shot Down has been shown in 76 festivals across 37 countries and won 19 awards.

“We are continuously humbled by the way the film is being appreciated by audiences all over the world. It shows how deeply disturbed people are about what happened at Marikana on 16 August 2012. It is now three years on and the commission of inquiry came to close a year ago. We await a fair and just outcome for the victims.” (Rehad Desai, Director).

The injured and arrested, along with the families of those killed at Marikana, recently learned that President Jacob Zuma plans to appoint a judge assisted by legal experts to expedite the process of civil claims. While this is welcomed, those affected by the massacre are very clear that is not enough. They want criminal prosecution of all those responsible for the massacre.

For further comments:

Anita Khanna 083 357 5904

Rehad Desai 083 997 9204

 

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