Enver Samuel is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who focuses on telling the lesser known stories of unsung heroes & heroines of the struggle against apartheid. His most recent documentary Murder in Paris was the joint winner of the best documentary award at the 2021 Durban International Film Festival where he was also awarded the inaugural Human Rights Award at the same festival Enver’s last 3 documentaries tackle poignant themes that have strong social impact elements. In his own words…“I see this as being a central part of my filmmaking DNA”.
The main challenge in this production was getting the appropriate funding for the documentary as it was a case of not having the complete funding in place at the start therefore it was a stop start process throughout the 4 years of the making of the documentary from 2018 to 2021. Covid in a strange way helped as during lockdown i as able to re-read all the transcripts and focus on re working a rough cut.