INDIANS CAN’T FLY
Director: Enver Samuel
Country: South Africa
Duration: 48 min
|Suncoast 8||19 July 2015||12:30 PM|
|Elangeni Hotel||26 July 2015||10:00 AM|
Indians Can’t Fly is a documentary that tells the story of Ahmed Timol, a 29-year-old Roodepoort teacher and anti-apartheid activist who fell from the 10th floor of the security police building in Johannesburg in 1971.The documentary is narrated by Timol’s nephew Imtiaz Ahmed Cajee, author of Timol: Quest for Justice. A police inquest concluded that Timol committed suicide while under interrogation, but questions remain whether he may have been pushed, or tortured to death and thrown from the window. It has been suggested that the roadblock at which Timol was captured was set up specifically to trap him – which could mean his murder was premeditated by police.
Enver Samuel studied both practical and theoretical aspects of film and television, locally and abroad. Among the list of major programmes he has worked on since 1993, is producing and directing a publicity series on Kaizer Chiefs Football Club for M-Net, as well as producing two documentaries, Walter Sisulu: The People’s Rock and Oliver Tambo for SABC, as well as inserts for Good Morning South Africa.