DVD & Film Resources

 

Documentaries were a critical part of the feminist school process, allowing the group to connect to the experiences of women and communities across the continent who are experiencing the devastating impacts of extractives industries.

 

The Shore Break(Ryley Grunenwald, 2014), an award-winning documentary, tells the story of the longstanding Amadiba struggle against titanium mining in South Africa.

Strike A Rock - Official Trailer 2017(Elafos Productions/Aliki Saragas, 2017) is the story of two South African mothers and best-friends, Primrose Sonti and Thumeka Magwangqana who formed a women’s organisation, Sikhala Sonke (We Cry Together). 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 company has significant legal obligations to the community that they mine under and around, but does not comply with all their responsibilities. 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.

 

Salt our Lives (TWN Africa, 2016) tells the story of a community struggles to keep its right to mine salt from the Keta lagoon.

 

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