Director: Aliki Saragas
Producers: Aliki Saragas, Liani Maasdorp, Anita Khanna
2017 | 87 mins | South Africa
In a deeply personal journey, Strike A Rock follows Primrose Sonti and Thumeka Magwangqana, two grandmothers and best-friends living in Nkaneng, Marikana, an informal-settlement in rural South-Africa that sprung up around a mine operated by Lonmin Plc. This was the company at the heart of the 2012 Marikana massacre, when 37 striking-mineworkers were killed by police.
When Primrose’s ambition lands her a seat in Parliament, she must leave Marikana. Thumeka, left behind, faces her fears and challenges Lonmin in a landmark complaint against them. Can they take on these goliath-enemies, and also maintain a friendship threatening to break under this pressure?
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Finalist, SIMA Awards 2018