Synopsis

After a massacre shakes the foundations of their poverty stricken mining community, Marikana, two grandmothers rise up out of their homes and lead their community in a historic fight against seemingly insurmountable odds for justice and dignity. 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?

Director Biographies

Aliki is a South African documentary filmmaker and photographer based in Johannesburg. After completing her MA in Documentary Arts at the University of Cape Town cum laude, in 2015 she started her own documentary production company, Elafos Productions, to champion women’s stories, recognising the need to emphasise complex and strong roles for women both in front of and behind the lens. Her photojournalism has been featured in Al Jazeera Online, she has lectured at post-graduate symposiums and her work has been referenced by Pulitzer Prize winner Greg Marinovich in his book Murder on Small Koppie . Aliki is currently one of the drivers of the Johannesburg Impact and Advocacy team in the newly formed Sisters Working In Film and Television Organisation (SWIFT) , having released research on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in the Film and Television Industry and a campaign called #ThatsNotOkay. She has recently been voted to sit on the board for SWIFT. Aliki’s first documentary feature film, Strike A Rock, was one of six projects chosen to pitch at Good Pitch Kenya in 2016 and the European Documentary Network.

 
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Aliki Saragas