The killing of the Imam

In 1969, Imam Abdullah Haron was incarcerated and killed in detention in Cape Town under the South African Terrorism Act of 1967. Mixing animation, documentary and archive, this short film looks at moments in the last few years of the Imam’s life and his death. The story is told by his grandson (the filmmaker), through the eyes of a child’s imagination of the memories that are told to him by some of the people who knew and were inspired by the Imam. [Abstract reproduced from dvd-video]

Title:The killing of the Imam
Editor: Shamis, Khalid
Year:2010
Language:English
Publisher:Tuba Films
Geographic term:South Africa
About person:Abdullah Haron (1924-1969)
External link:http://youtu.be/TmrQM-K9oiY
Abstract:In 1969, Imam Abdullah Haron was incarcerated and killed in detention in Cape Town under the South African Terrorism Act of 1967. Mixing animation, documentary and archive, this short film looks at moments in the last few years of the Imam’s life and his death. The story is told by his grandson (the filmmaker), through the eyes of a child’s imagination of the memories that are told to him by some of the people who knew and were inspired by the Imam. [Abstract reproduced from dvd-video]