Indians Can’t Fly nominated for the SAFTAs in 3 categories


The 48-minute television documentary Indians Can’t Fly has been nominated for the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs). It is a 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, and directed by Enver Samuel. The winners will be revealed at two star-studded ceremonies at Gallagher Estate next month.

The 3 SAFTAs categories are as follows:

Best Achievement in Editing/Documentary Short

Cape Town Carnival 2015: Elemental – Garth Kingwill
Joburg Rising – Liesl DanaTsafantakis
Indians Can’t Fly – Nicola Nikki Comninos

Best Documentary Short

Cape Town Carnival 2015: Elemental
Indians Can’t Fly – EMS Production
Emo Adams – Tall, Dark & Afrikaans

Best Achievement in Directing – Documentary Short

Indians Can’t Fly – Enver Samuel
Cape Town Carnival 2015: Elemental – Hajra Cassim, Garth Kingwill
Emo Adams: Tall, Dark & Afrikaans – Sylvia Vollenhoven