August 2012, Marikana. Thirty-four miners are shot dead by police and scores more left injured at the end of a six day strike. Playing out like a political thriller,Miners Shot Down pieces together what happened in those six days. What emerges is collusion between police, the state and corporate interests that leads to spiralling violence and the country's first post-apartheid massacre. South Africa will never be the same again.
Director Rehad Desai joined us at the Rich Mix Cinema in London in September 2014 to discuss the making of the film, and the outreach and campaigning work that continues as a result of it.