Join docLOVE for a free screening of the SAFTA-nominated documentary, Someone to Blame The Ahmed Timol Inquest, by director Enver Samuel. Someone to blame The Ahmed Timol Inquest, weaves a compelling narrative that draws on the 2017 re-opening of the inquiry on the untimely death and brutal murder of the young Ahmed Timol in 1972. The young activist died at the hands of the security police at the John Vorster Police Station in downtown Johannesburg, framed by the police as a suicide at the time.
Samuel constructs an intimate overview of an event that sets the scene for the families and friends of many other South Africans who died in detention during the Apartheid years to also pursue the truth of what happened to their beloved ones. 21 March is Human Rights day. docLOVE specifically chose this poignant documentary to mark the belated justice for activists like Ahmed Timol. DocLOVE is an initiave of the Documentary Fillmakers’ Association that aims to provide an opportunity to showcase great documentaries on a regular basis, grow documentary film audiences and engage in discussions.
DocLOVE screens in three venues around Cape Town, Screenings start at 18:00
28 March: Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education, 67-69 Main Road, Mowbray
2 April: Guga S’thebe Centre, Langa. in partnership with Development Afrika Stratagem
3 April: The Bertha Movie House, Isivivana Centre, Khayalitsha.
Entrance is Free.
For enquiries about docLOVE contact Miki Redelinghuys or Theresa Hill on firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com