Dying For Gold: UK Premiere Film

Catherine Meyburgh and Richard Pakleppa | South Africa/Lesotho/Mozambique/ Swaziland 2018 | English, Pedi, Sepedi, Northern Sotho and Xhosa with English subtitles | 1h39m | 15

Dying For Gold: UK Premiere


South Africa’s wealth and white privilege has been funded by large-scale maiming and killing of people by the gold mining industry. Today gold miner communities across Southern Africa have nothing to show for the wealth they produced except extreme rural underdevelopment and the world’s worst epidemic of TB and silicosis.

Through testimonies from communities in mining families throughout Southern Africa and extensive use of contrasting archive materials Dying for Gold tells the story of how South Africa has arrived at this extraordinary situation. This hard-hitting documentary brings to the surface the real cost of South African gold. 

This event is held in partnership with Take One Action Film Festival and will be followed by a discussion.

Past Showings

Edinburgh / Sun 27 Oct 2019 / 5.45pm
Filmhouse / Book Now