27 July 2015 at 9:00 am
Today, our partner organisation groundWork launches The Bliss of Ignorance – an award-winning new documentary that explores South Africa’s complex relationship with one of the country’s most abundant resources: coal. The documentary, which features residents of the Mpumalanga Highveld and a range of legal and scientific experts, looks at the impact of South Africa’s energy policy – particularly the support for Eskom, the state’s energy utility’s reliance on coal-fired power stations – on public health.
For the past week, communities across the Highveld have been attending screenings of the film in isiZulu, organised by the Highveld Environmental Justice Network.
Take 30 minutes to watch the film here: