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Dying For Gold - Durban International Film Festival

Tickets are not required for this performance.

Venue: Lecture Theatre B
Sep
14
16:00
15
14:00
99m
Film
All

Company: Hilton Arts Festival

THIS IS A FREE EVENT AND IS NOT TICKETED.

GO DIRECTLY TO LECTURE THEATRE B IN THE GRINDROD BANK THEATRE BUILDING. SEATING WILL BE ALLOCATED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS.

South Africa, 2019,
English|Xhosa|Southern Sotho,
99 minutes

Director: Catherine Meyburgh and Richard Pakleppa

Billed as “the untold story of the making of South Africa, this devastating documentary explores the numerous ways in which the mining industry was a key force in shaping apartheid South Africa. For more than a century, hundreds of thousands of black men from Sub-Saharan Africa have been leaving their families to dig for gold and produce South Africas key source of wealth. Featuring a rich archive of footage from the colonial and apartheid eras, along with interviews with gold miners whose lives have been decimated by silicosis and tuberculosis, the film clearly shows how Southern Africas indigenous societies were destroyed in order to create a pool of cheap surplus labour that mined some of the worlds richest deposits of gold at the cheapest possible price.

 

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