The Coalition of Peace Organizations of the U.N. is presenting a screening of Miners Shot Down on Friday, October 16th at 7:30. This FREE event will take place at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center.
Presented in Association with The Source Magazine and AFF.
In August 2012, mineworkers in one of South Africa’s biggest platinum mines began a strike for better wages. Six days later, the police used live ammunition to brutally suppress the strike, killing 34 and injuring many more. What emerges is the country’s first post-colonial massacre. Miners Shot Down follows the strike from day one, showing the courageous but isolated fight waged by a group of low paid workers against the combined forces of a mining company, the ANC government and their allies in the National Union of Mineworkers.
Director Rehad Desai will be present for a post-screening discussion.
Free admission. Donations will be accepted.
The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center is located at:
(between W. 165th & 166th streets)
New York, NY 10032
The Ethiopian surrealist sci-fi, Crumbs will be opening in New York on Friday, October 23rd at Cinema Village.
Crumbs is set against the background of spectacular post-apocalyptic Ethiopian landscapes, where the film finds a strange-looking scrap collector, Gagano. Alternately gripped by daydreams and constant fears, the diminutive Gagano has had enough of collecting the priceless crumbs of decayed civilization, including the most valuable: merchandise from Michael Jackson and Michael Jordan. When a spaceship that has been hovering high in the sky for years starts showing signs of activity, Gagano has to overcome his fears – as well as a witch, Santa Claus and second-generation Nazis — to discover things aren’t quite the way he thought.
Click here for showtimes and tickets! The filmmaker, Miguel Llanso, will be in attendance at the 7:15pm and 9:15pm shows on Friday and Saturday!