Commemorating Marikana

Join us for a day of films and talks as we reflect on the tragic 2012 massacre of mineworkers in Marikana, South Africa. Co-chairs from Marikana Solidarity are: Amanda Latimer (Kingston University) and Cecil Gutzmore (retired activist and academic). Films screening include: Winnie, Miners Shot Down and Blue Notes and Exiled Voices.

The Marikana Solidarity Collective is a UK-based campaign working towards justice for the victims of the 2012 Marikana Massacre.

Imruh Bakari is a filmmaker and writer who has since the 1960s, lived and worked in the UK and a number of African countries in the areas of film production and film studies, culture and the creative industries. He currently lectures in Film Studies at the University of Winchester. His published work includes African Experiences of Cinema (BFI, 1996), co-edited with Mbye Cham, and various articles on African and Caribbean cinema and film culture; and the poetry collections Without Passport or Apology (Smokestack Books, 2017) and The Madman in this House (Smokestack Books, 2021). Among his film productions is Blue Notes and Exiled Voices (1991).

Asanda Benya is a senior lecturer in the Sociology Department at University of Cape Town. She completed her PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in 2016. Her thesis was on the construction of gendered identities of women who work underground in the mines.


12:00 Welcome and Introduction by Cecil Gutzmore and Amanda Latimer of The Marikana Solidarity Collective

12:10 Screening: Winnie

13:35 Comfort Break

14:00 Introduction by Cecil Gutzmore and Amanda Latimer

14:10 Screening: Miners Shot Down

15:40 Comfort Break

15:45 Panel Discussion with chair Amanda Latimer, Andy Higginbottom (of
The Marikana Solidarity Collective) and Asanda Benya (via Zoom)

16:15 Comfort Break

16:30 Introduction by director Imruh Bakari

16:40 Screening: Blue Notes and Exiled Voices

17:40 Event Ends

Directed by: Pascale Lamche
Production Companies: Pumpernickel Films, Submarine, Big World Cinema, IV Films, ARTE GEIE
Executive Producer: Tanaz Eshaghian
Producer: Christoph Jörg
Line Producer: Janneke van de Kerkhof
Additional Line Producers: Ethel Williams-Abrahamse, Juha Löppönen, Tamsin Ranger
Production Manager South Africa: Hessam Binesh
Written by: Pascale Lamche
Archive Research and Clearance: Willemien Ruys
Additional Archive Research: Nhlanhla Mthethwa, Gail Behrmann, Anne Gonschorek
Research: Sandile Sanza Tshabalala, De Wet Potgieter
Directors of Photography: Olivier Raffet, Felix Meyburgh, Nic Hofmeyr
Editors: Giles Gardner, Paul de Heer
Titles & Graphics: Oskar Luyer
Original Music: Daniël Hamburger
Sound Design & Mix: Huibert Boon
Sound Engineers: Tebogo Rangwaga, Sean Obadia, Abraham Rapelwana, Phuthi Thabane, Mika Ylipekka
France/Netherlands/South Africa 2017
85 mins

Director: Rehad Desai
Producers: Anita Khanna, Rehad Desai
Consulting Producers: Brian Tilley, Bheki Peterson, Helle Faber
Script: Anita Khanna, Rehad Desai
Photography: Nic Hofmeyer, Shadley Lombard, Jonathan Kovel
Editors: Menno Boerema, Ruben Van Der Hammen, Kerryn Assaizky, Megan Gill, Steen Johannessen
Original Music: Philip Miller
Sound Recordist: President Kapa
South Africa 2014
86 mins

Director: Imruh Bakari
Production Company: Ceddo Film & Video
Sponsor: Arts Council of Great Britain, Channel Four Television Company
Executive Producer: Rodney Wilson
Producer: Henry Martin
2nd Unit Director: Glenn Ujebe Masokoane
Photography: Christopher Morphet
Editor: Stuart De Jong
Musical Performer + Interview: Mervyn Africa
Singing ‘B Gee’: Brotherhood of Breath
Singing ‘Requiem’: Viva La Black

Pinise Saul (Sings ‘Ntiylo Ntiylo’ + interview)
Peggy Phango
Louis Moholo
Hugh Masekela (Interview + band performance)
Barbara Pukwana
Julian Bahula
UK 1992
59 mins

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