Murder in Paris (2021)

  • forensic, Suspense, Documentary
  • 1h 39m

This forensic documentary chronicles activist and investigative journalist Evelyn Groenink’s 30-year-long quest to get to the bottom of the murder of Dulcie September, the Chief Representative of the African Nation Congress in France at the time, in Paris in March 1988.

Playing like a political crime thriller, the film traces the motives for September’s assassination as it moves from 1980s Paris to a globalised pursuit of justice in 2021. While shedding some light on the actual course of the events, which seem to have more to do with the Apartheid regime’s close ties to the French weapons industry than with neutralising an ANC cadre, the film also provides a portrait of a remarkable and formidable woman.

Although she has been given her dues by the ANC, as far as public perceptions go, Dulcie September is largely an unsung struggle hero. Murder in Paris should go some way to changing that.

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Director

Enver Samuels

Languages

English, French

Country

South Africa