The South African documentary, ‘Miners Shot Down’, on Monday night won the International Emmy award for best documentary.
The film covers the 2012 Marikana massacre when mineworkers in among South Africa’s most significant platinum mines started a wildcat strike for better earnings. 6 days later on, the police used live ammo to extremely suppress the strike, eliminating 34 and hurting much more.
The Emmy award, which was handed over to the winners at the glitzy Hilton New York, is just the most recent in a long list of accolades for the group behind the gripping documentary.
“We are continuously humbled by the way the film is being valued by audiences all over the world. It shows how deeply disturbed individuals are about exactly what took place at Marikana on 16 August 2012. It is now 3 years on and the commission of query came to close a year ago. We wait for a reasonable and just result for the victims,” said director, Rehad Desai.
The International Emmy Awards honour excellence in tv shows outside the United States. This year 40 nominees from 19 nations were competing in 10 classifications.
The awards event, arranged by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, was hosted by Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef.