We've been very lucky this year in Sociology to be awarded funding from the University of York's Jim Matthews fund to bring over an award-winning filmmaker from South Africa - Rehad Desai. Rehad will be offering a free screening of his documentary,Miners Shot Down, followed by a Q&A.
Date: 14 November 2016 - from 6.30-8.30pm. Please see attached flyer for more details. The event is free but please book a ticket:
This is a hard-hitting and thought-provoking film, focusing on the 2012 strike on a platinum mine in South Africa, which ended with 34 miners dead - killed by police in a tragedy with uncomfortable parallels to events that occurred under Apartheid. The issues raised stretch well beyond South Africa, raising uncomfortable questions about global inequalities and capitalism that will be of relevance to a diverse audience. All staff, students and members of the public are welcome.