Strike A Rock is the 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 will be followed by a Q&A with director Aliki Saragas, and guests (TBC).
This event is open to all and FREE to attend but places are limited and must be booked in advance. If you book a ticket(s) but can no longer attend please let us know and cancel your place as soon as possible. Late arrival risks refused entry.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.