Title: This Land
Director: Miki Redelinghuys
Country: South Africa
Language: Zulu and English
This Land is a feature documentary that reflects national challenges in three areas of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The film follows the people of Makhasaneni in pristine hills near Melmoth in their battle against an Indian company’s secretive collusion with politically connected elites to develop a vast opencast iron-ore mine on the land they have farmed for generations. This Land shows that mining is not the only threat as people from Babanango relate how their lifestyle is being destroyed as the grazing lands around them are turned into a game reserve.
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