Heinrich Bomhke’s debut 12 minute film, Marcel King is Dead, captures the events which led to and followed the brutal murder of nineteen-year-old Marcel King by ANC-led Durban metro security guards on June 24, 2004 in Phoenix, Durban. Marcel’s mother was part of a community resistance against the electricity disconnections faced by the poors of the democratic South Africa. In the ensuing struggle, one security employee cocked his gun. Aimed. Marcel King used his body to shield his mother from the eminent gun fire… He was shot in the head at short range. The film tells the story which unfolded from death to burial.
Nov 25, 2004