This Thursday 20 September at the KZNSA Gallery all are welcome to LAB Talks: 'This Land' Film Screening and Q&A from 17h00 for 18h00.

  • 19 September 2018
  • General, KZNSA, Screenings & Film Festivals

This Thursday 20 September at the KZNSA Gallery all are welcome to LAB Talks: 'This Land' Film Screening and Q&A from 17h00 for 18h00.


Bar open 17.00 - 19.30 (drinks only, no food)
Screening 18.00 - 19.00
Q&A 19.00 - 19.30

SYNOPSIS

“We have seen that the chiefs are selling land to business people, mining companies, giving land to foreigners to build malls. We know that sometimes our land rights are not properly written in the law. But we know that traditionally we have a land right”

Mbhekiseni Mavuso – Land Rights Activist, South Africa

With his uneven, determined gait, Mavuso leads us to his father’s grave. He promised that he would not allow his remains to be disturbed. Makhasaneni was considered worthless during Apartheid and relegated to the homeland of Kwazulu. 
But in 2011 geologists confirmed rich stores of iron ore beneath the verdant hills and told the residents: “all of you are going to be moved. It seems tribal authorities entered into deals with mining companies, without consulting the people. But the people of Makhasaneni are not planning to go. 

THIS LAND is a powerful 48-minute documentary, about a small village, as they oppose the development of a mine. 

DIRECTOR: MIKI REDELINGHUYS
PRODUCED BY PLEXUS FILMS
COMMISSIONED BY THE LAND AND ACCOUNTABILITY RESEARCH CENTRE (LARC)
DURATION: 48 MINUTES

*Entry is free


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