Indians can't Fly

  • Indians can't Fly
Genre : Political
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2015
Format : Mid-length
Running time : 48 (in minutes)
http://www.ahmedtimol.co.za

In 1971, 29-year-old Ahmed Timol, a Roodepoort teacher and anti-apartheid activist fell from the 10th floor of the security police building.in Johannesburg. The security police soon coined the phrase'Indians can't Fly'. 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.

The film aims to make the general public aware of the heroic deeds of a true South African Unsung Hero. 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. Nobody responsible for his capture and interrogation has ever been held accountable. The documentary is seen through the eyes of Imtiaz Cajee, Ahmed Timol's nephew.

A film by Enver SAMUEL

South Africa | 2015 | documentary | 48' |

2018 | 13e Festival cinémas d'Afrique du 23 au 26 août 2018 - Lausanne, Suisse
* Sélection - Rétrospective
* Screening / Projection : Salon bleu | VE 24 | 20h30. Filmmaker in attendance

2016 | SABC3
* Broadcast: Special Assignment
www.sabc3.co.za/sabc/home/sabc3/news/details?id=1ea03c1f-915c-43fa-b486-ea7162080e31&title=Indians%20Cant%20Fly

2016 | The South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), on Friday 18 March, Gallagher Estate, Midrand
* Winner: Best Achievement in Directing in a Documentary Short, for Enver Samuel
* Winner: Best Documentary Short


2015 | Toronto International Film Festival - TIFF 2015, Canada
* Official selection

2015 | Durban International Film Festival - DIFF 2015, South Africa
* Official selection

Partners

  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • PACIFIC ARTS ALLIANCE
  • FURTHER ARTS
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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