Black Lives Matter (Part.1)
Black Lives Matter explores how the mineral wealth, rightfully belonging to the people of South Africa, has been sold to foreign capitalist interests for the enrichment of a few elite individuals and at the expense of the country – and how traditional communities have been divided in this process. The story is told through a number of key characters who drive the narrative. From a mineworker who literally escaped with his life at the Marikana massacre, to artists, community activists, union leaders and lawyers. The film leads us to conclude that the nature of power, and the ability of human beings to use the power they have to abuse other human beings, hasn’t changed in the new South Africa. The pattern is exactly the same. This profiteering has brought misery to the people. This is not the South Africa we fought for.