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Jikele Maweni Ndiyahamba (Let's Go To The Mines)


an essay film that parallels a replicated mining town of Johannesburg in California to the mines in South Africa. It serves as an indicator of how those who profiteered of mining in South Africa, the white population, where able to leave and start a whole new town based on where they came from, whereas those who work the mines, the black population, are still faced with excruciating conditions. This is seen via the archive footage of the Marikana mines massacre of 2012 contrasted over the beautiful voice of Miriam Makeba.

screened at:
WHAMMY! Analog Media