37 mine workers are killed by the South African police at Marikana mine in 2012. Marikana women remember the massacre and continue to fight. Primrose acquires a seat in the parliament and Thumeka continues to fight in Marikana. Corporations and government refuse to resolve the problem. Could the friendship between Primrose and Thumeka, and the fight of Marikana people remain solid like a rock?
Aliki is a South African documentary filmmaker and photographer based in Johannesburg. After completing her MA in Documentary Arts at the University of Cape Town cum laude, in 2015 she started her own documentary production company, Elafos Productions, to champion women’s stories, recognising the need to emphasise complex and trong roles for women both in front of and behind the lens. Her photojournalism has been featured in Al Jazeera Online, she has lectured at post-graduate symposiums and her work has been referenced by Pulitzer Prize winner Greg Marinovich in his book Murder on Small Koppie. Aliki is currently one of the drivers of the Johannesburg Impact and Advocacy team in the newly formed Sisters Working In Film and Television Organisation (SWIFT) , having released research on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in the Film and Television Industry and a campaign called #ThatsNotOkay. She has recently been voted to sit on the board for SWIFT. Aliki’s first documentary feature film, Strike A Rock, was one of six projects chosen to pitch at Good Pitch Kenya in 2016 and the European Documentary Network. Strike A Rock opened the Encounters Documentary Festival 2017 and won the Audience Award for Best South African Documentary. The film also won the Best South African Documentary and the Amnesty International Durban Award for Human Rights at the Durban International Film Festival 2017. Strike A Rock together with Sikhala Sonke Women's organisation in Marikana has launched a large impact campaign to demand justice and accountability for the community of Marikana. Strike a Rock has been officially selected for IDFA 2017 and Aliki will form part of IDFAcademy 2017.