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The Giant is Falling Media Release

Rehad Desai, director of International Emmy award winning film, Miners Shot Down, will release follow up film, The Giant is Falling, at the end of this month at the Johannesburg Film Festival. The film is co-directed by first time director, … Continue reading

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Miners Shot Down – USA tour

Our first stop was  Indiana University, Bloomington hosted by the African and Afro – American Studies Department. They screened in the film in their state of the art cinema, 70 folks turned up and the vast majority stayed for the … Continue reading

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Paris Screenings of Miners Shot Down

March 20 2014 I arrived in Paris after a red eye flight from London on the 16th of March. Pollution levels were so high that public transport had been declared free and the Parisians were out on the streets in … Continue reading

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The World Premiere of Miners Shot Down in Prague

March 3 2014 I landed in Prague for the world premiere of Miners Shot Down and was whisked off to the Festival office where I met the guest coordinator, the press liaison officer and a host of other friendly festival … Continue reading

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Miners Shot Down Press Screening

26 February 2014 On Wednesday afternoon a special Press Screening of Miners Shot Down was held, which was attended by some of the most insightful and onside journalists, writers, TV producers and art critics around. In their numbers were Leon … Continue reading

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Arrest of Makhanya Siphamandla and Jacob Khoza

26 February 2014 On Wednesday morning, I was informed that my close friend and fellow comrade, Makhanya Siphamandla, the most astute, serene and effective young mineworker leader around, was arrested with Jacob Khoza his second in command on trumped charges … Continue reading

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Interview with Redi Tlhabi on 702

25 February 2014 The last few days have been a complete whirlwind, with the highlight being my appearance on Redi Tlhabi’s 702 show on Tuesday. She was incredible at drawing the important answers out of me by asking all the … Continue reading

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