Strike a woman, strike a rock

09 May 2017 | Story Kate-Lyn Moore. Photo Supplied.
UCT alumnus Aliki Saragas directed and produced feature film Strike a Rock, together with co-producers Dr Liani Maasdorp, of the Centre for Film and Media Studies, and Anita Khanna.
UCT alumnus Aliki Saragas directed and produced feature film Strike a Rock, together with co-producers Dr Liani Maasdorp, of the Centre for Film and Media Studies, and Anita Khanna.

UCT alumnus Aliki Saragas’s feature film Strike a Rock has been selected for two prominent film festivals.

The film, which saw its genesis in the Centre for Film and Media Studies as Saragas’s Master of Documentary Arts graduation film, will premiere at the Encounters International Documentary Film Festival on 1 June, before showing at the Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival on 11 June.

Strike a Rock focuses on the forgotten voices of the Marikana tragedy: the women in the community that surrounds the mine.

Primrose Sonti and Thumeka Magwangqana, who live the informal settlement of Nkaneng, Marikana, are compelled by the misery surrounding them to step into positions of leadership. They form the women’s organisation Sikhala Sonke (We Cry Together).

The story follows these two women in their struggle for justice.

Watch the trailer…


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