This powerful Oscar-nominated documentary follows four stories brought forward to South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the forum established in the wake of Apartheid to negotiate a compromise between the needs of punitive and restorative justice. The testimonies of the perpetrators and the victims’ relatives bear witness to the social and emotional fissures caused by Apartheid. But it’s evidence of the difficult healing process that provides the real fascination.
A Long Night’s Journey Into Day
Directed by Deborah Hoffman & Frances Reid