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The South African documentary, Miners Shot Down, walked away with the International Emmy award for best documentary.
The film covers the 2012 Marikana massacre when mine workers in one of South Africa’s biggest platinum mines began a wildcat strike for better wages. Six days later, the police used live ammunition to brutally suppress the strike, killing 34 and injuring many more.
The Emmy award, which was handed over to the winners at the glitzy Hilton New York, is just the latest in a long list of accolades for the team behind the gripping documentary.
“We are continuously humbled by the way the film is being appreciated by audiences all over the world. It shows how deeply disturbed people are about what happened at Marikana on 16 August 2012. It is now three years on and the commission of inquiry came to close a year ago. We await a fair and just outcome for the victims,” said director, Rehad Desai.
The awards ceremony, organised by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, was hosted by Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef.
You are invited to watch this riveting documentary.