Enver Samuel

Guest: Enver Samuel

Enver Samuel has studied both practical and theoretical aspects of Film and Television both locally and abroad in England, Australia and Germany.  A scholarship enabled him to obtain a BA in Media Studies – Edith Cowan University, Australia 1990-1993.

Enver served on the Film and Publication Board from 1998-2014,  including The National Film & Video Foundations training and bursary advisory panel from 2012-18.  Enver is a South African Film & Television Award Judge and a board member for the Documentary Filmmakers Association.  In addition he serves as a mentor for the KwaZulu Natal Film Commission.  Enver has won two SAFTA’s for his documentary Indians Can’t Fly and one for Someone To Blame – The Ahmed Timo Inquest.


Someone To Blame Director
On 27 October 1971, the body of South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol fell from the 10th floor of John Vorster Square Police Station. In an inquest the following year, his death was ruled a suicide by the magistrate – according to the police, Timol had jumped from the window of room 1026. 46 years later, thanks to the relentless perseverance of Timol’s nephew Imtiaz Cajee, the inquest was reopened in the context of a free,…

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