Beyond the Mine Gate

Mining is the foundation of almost every aspect of life: If it’s not grown, it’s mined.

The stories told in this documentary profile three people whose lives have been touched by mining. It is important to remind ourselves that mining has shaped the lives of people, not statistics.

And, although the industry has done much to remedy the ills of its past, more must be done. We can’t change the past, but we can be a catalyst for change in the present, for a better future. It is the industry’s responsibility to acknowledge this and ensure that the people who work in and are affected by our industry believe us when we say, there is good in mining.


Client: Chamber of Mines,
Russell and Associates

Production Company: Gentlemen Films


Producer: Vanessa La Trobe, Lili du Toit
Director: Samantha Nell
Cinematographer: Ross Maxwell
Production Manager: Lusanda Mgoduka
Sound: Aaron Lekaba
Translator: Lesedi Mbipha