Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau Keeps It Local With An Exclusive Documentary: Strike A Rock

Limited Show release – only 4 shows lined up

Untold realities of Marikana and the aftermath

Out of dust and iron, the women of Marikana rise. The untold realities of Marikana and the aftermath come alive this month as Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau brings this emotional documentary to the big screens to tell the story of heroines – grandmothers Primrose Sonti and Thumeka Magwangqana. These women are in pursuit of justice over the loss of husbands, fathers and brothers of destitute families following the massacre associated with a mining giant, Lonmin Plc.; while learning to live with the painful reality of everyday poverty.

The film takes the viewer on a journey through trauma, history, loss, memory, friendship, and the fear of being further forgotten as Thumeka and Primrose survive each day. In an intimate story where the personal becomes political through fighting on-the-ground to the corridors of power, how will these women take on Goliath enemies and make their voices heard?

This historic account of events is Directed by Aliki Saragas. The documentary is also co-produced by Uhuru Productions who also produced the award-winning film: Miners Shot Down.

Catch this documentary at the following Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau sites on 25 & 26; 28 & 29 November 2017:

  • Cinema Nouveau Rosebank
  • Cinema Nouveau Gateway
  • Cinema Nouveau Brooklyn
  • Cinema Nouveau V&A Waterfront

For booking information visit or the Ster-Kinekor app. Follow us on Twitter at @sterkinekor and on Facebook at Ster-Kinekor. To secure your tickets, contact Ticketline on 0861 Movies (668 437).  Ster-Kinekor Club and Discovery members receive discounts among other benefits

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

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