Sylvia Vollenhoven and Fredrik Gertten's Jozi Gold is headed to the Bioscope this July. A fictionalisation about the Joburg gold mining industry and the radioactive waste it has left behind. Johannesburg mines have produced a third of all the gold mined in human history. But now the gold is running out. And as the mines fall apart, the city must confront an environmental nightmare. Tons of radioactive waste pollute the air and turn water into poison every day.
In steps an unlikely hero - the glamorous Mariette Liefferink. A grandmother who totters across this apocalyptic wasteland with perfectly manicured nails, in impossibly high heels and a Chinese cheongsam dress. Mariette is on a relentless mission to uncover the truth and force the gold industry to clean up its dangerous mess. She reaches out across South Africa’s sharp social divides, from poor shantytown dwellers to Afrikaner farmers. Governments, NGOs and international scientists all call on her for help, too.
Don't miss the screenings of Jozi Gold at the Bioscope Independent Cinema.
Friday, 12 July 2019 - Wednesday, 24 July 2019. To view show dates and times, click here.
The Bioscope Independent Cinema, 286 Fox Street, Maboneng, Johannesburg.
Tickets cost R50 per person, or R102 per person for a ticket, pizza and Durban Poison combo. Get your tickets online via the Bioscope's website.
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