Ashley Kriel: The struggle of memory against forgetting

By Marelise van der Merwe.  Article from Daily Maverick Twenty-nine years ago, Ashley Kriel was killed by apartheid security forces. Earlier this year, the Hawks announced they would be reopening the investigation. For the family, it may just be the closure they have... read more

Award-winning film gets warm reception in Durban

This is the description given to the subject of locally produced film, Action Kommandant. The film, which is currently screening at the Durban International Film Festival, follows the life of anti-apartheid activist Ashley Kriel who died at the age of 20 in 1987. The... read more

We, as whites, honestly don’t have a clue

Being part of the community that came together to honour Ashley Kriel was a humbling experience, writes Danny Oosthuizen. Cape Town – Ashley Kriel… child, brother, friend. Freedom fighter. Gone too soon… But through the film Action Kommandant,... read more

SABC News interview on Action Kommandt

July 9 this year marks 29 years of South Africa’s anti-apartheid Freedom Fighter, Ashley Kriel’s death. Kriel was 20 years old when he was murdered in Cape Town in 1987. His life has been documented in the documentary, titled “Action Kommandt: The... read more

High demand as Ashley Kriel film hits cinema

By: Gadeeja Abass IF YOU didn’t manage to secure tickets to the Ashley Kriel documentary, Action Kommandant: The Untold Story of a Guerrilla, because tickets sold out, there’s good news. Due to popular demand, the festival’sorganisers added two more screenings in Cape... read more

Ashley Kriel film to debut at US fest

Source: IOL Cape Town – Twenty-nine years ago Ashely Kriel was killed by apartheid police, and now a documentary by a local filmmaker hopes to bring back the memory of the young fighter. Nadine Cloete directed the film, Action Komandant, that will be making its... read more

City Press – Murder most foul?

Nearly 30 years after his death at a bloodied house in Cape Town’s Athlone, the Hawks have reopened the cold case file into how struggle hero Ashley Kriel died at the hands of apartheid police torturer Jeffrey Benzien. In 1999, Benzien was granted full amnesty for... read more

Hard-hitting films at Encounters festival

Action Kommandant: The Untold Story of a Guerrilla: Nadine Cloete’s debut feature explores the story of anti-apartheid student activist, Ashley Kriel will be featured at the Encounters Film Festival this year.

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Hawks reopen Ashley Kriel case

Cape Town – Ashley Kriel’s family shed tears of joy when they were informed that the Hawks were reopening the investigation into the young uMkhonto we Sizwe guerrilla’s death, after evidence strongly suggesting he was murdered came to light. Brigadier Hangwani... read more