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Enver Samuel

South Africa
Human Rights
Impact Producing
Cultural/racial identity:
South African
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Directors Biography Enver Samuel Enver Samuel is an award winning documentary filmmaker who over the past 8 years has concentrated on telling the stories of South African political activists during apartheid and making social impact justice documentaries like Indians Can’t Fly, a documentary on activist Ahmed Timol who in 1971 was thrown from the 10th floor of a police building while under interrogation. His follow up documentary, Someone To Blame – The Ahmed Timol Inquest was on the ground breaking court case to overturn the apartheid courts verdict of Timol’s so called suicide to murder. Recently Murder in Paris a documentary on assassinated ANC activist Dulcie September has been completed to critical acclaim which aims to play a part in the re-opening of the case into her assassination. The documentary won the Durban International Film Festival Best Documentary Award and at the same festival Enver was awarded the inaugural Human Rights Award. It was recently nominated for four SAFTA awards. Enver is currently working on a 6 part series focusing on SA’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission which has a strong social impact focus.