Mining for Change

Director: Navan Chetty and Eric Miyeni
Country: South Africa
Year: 2010
Running Time: 72 min
Language: English

To understand the future of South Africa and its apartheid past you have to delve into its mining story because mining is at the heart of both the glory and dishonor of the history of the country. Mining for change – A story of South African Mining traces this history from before 1652 to 2010.

About the Director

Eric Miyeni

Biography: Eric Miyeni was born in Soweto, South Africa. He holds a BA Law degree. He is an actor, writer and filmmaker. He is best known for his TV role as Darryl Malgas in the TV series Molo Fish and as Absalom Khumalo in the movie Cry, the Beloved Country. Miyeni’s work as an author comprises several non-fiction titles, including the best-selling The Only Black at a Dinner Party. He is also the author of the novel The Release. In 2010 he produced, co-wrote and co-directed the documentary Mining for Change: A Story of South African Mining. His first feature film, Frozen Time, was released in 2011.

(Sources:
http://filmscouts.com/SCRIPTs/matinee.cfm?Film=dan-gro&File=cast
http://openbookfestival.co.za/authors/eric-miyeni/
http://www.whoswho.co.za/eric-miyeni-1)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Mining for Change: A Story of South African Mining (2011 – Navan Chetty, Eric Miyeni).

Filmography:
Mining for Change: A Story of South African Mining (2010 – Navan Chetty, Eric Miyeni);
Frozen Time (2011).