Delegates of the 7th Alternative Mining Indaba enjoyed a lunchtime screening of The Shore Break, a documentary about the threat of mining on South Africa’s Wild Coast.

“In the Amadiba area, on South Africa’s stunning Wild Coast, the Pondo people have tended their traditional way of life for centuries. Nonhle, a young local eco-tour guide, is a staunch supporter of her people and the endangered environment on which their livelihood and culture depend.

Her cousin Madiba, a local entrepreneur and self-proclaimed moderniser, is fully supportive of a titanium-mining proposal and the government’s controversial plan to build a tolled highway across their land. Tired of his community living without good access to employment, hospitals and schools, Madiba courts private capital and government officials. While the South African President deposes the pro-environment Pondo Royal Family, Nonhle rallies inspiring support with little more than dogged determination.

Featuring arresting cinematography, beautiful sand animation and sensational original music, The Shore Break delivers both a visually and emotionally riveting fight to the finish.”

Upcoming screenings

Date: 17 March 2016
Venue: David Krut Gallery, Montebello Design Gallery
Time: 7pm

Date: March 2016
Venue: Human Rights Film Festival, Gabarone

Date: March 2016
Venue: Rapid Lion Fil Festival, Johannesburg

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To arrange outreach screenings, please email