Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Killing of the Imam - Short animated film screening on SABC 2

In 1969, Imam Abdullah Haron was incarcerated and killed In detention under the terrorism act of 1967 in Cape Town, South Africa. His was one of the early deaths in detention during Apartheid’s dark days.

During the 60s Imam Haron became more active and began traveling abroad to raise funds for impoverished families back home. It was during this period that the notorious security police began to keep and eye on him.

This short film forms part of a feature length documentary on the Imam (due August 2010) and mixes animation, documentary and archive to look at the last few years of the Imam's life and death, told through the eyes and imagination of a young boy.

This film is part of the Ikon South Africa 2010 "Sign of the times" series.

Khalid is DFA member and SASFED board member.