Director Rehad Desai is a Cape Town born filmmaker who returned from exile in 1990 and now lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. Rehad has a Masters in History and began making documentaries in 1998. He directed his first feature length film, Dilemma in 2002 and has since conceived and produced over twenty documentary films, many of which he directed or co-directed. Six of these films have been feature length documentaries, produced with significant international participation and receiving critical acclaim and wide festival take-up.

Miners Shot Down production house Uhuru Productions (Pty) Ltd is a wholly black-owned film and television production house based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Founded and headed by Rehad Desai since its inception in 2003, the company has produced over twenty high-quality documentaries for local and international audiences.

The company has a wealth of experiences in the production and management of current affairs programming, documentaries, drama and non-broadcast productions in South Africa and Southern Africa. Uhuru has also acted as an implementing partner and renowned Tri Continental Film Festival since 2003, and the People to People International Documentary Conference, since 2007.


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