Screening - LONG NIGHT’S JOURNEY INTO DAY

LONG NIGHT’S JOURNEY INTO DAY – SOUTH AFRICA’S SEARCH FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

Time

Date

Location

Admission

12:30pm

Friday, October 7, 2011

NORTON - PAKARE PAYE ARTS CENTRE

FREE

Directed by
Frances Reid, Deborah Hoffmann
Producers
Frances Reid, Johnny Symons
Director of Photography
Frances Reid
Country

Belgium, Zimbabwe (2010)

Running time

Genre

52 mins

Documentary

Synopsis

This is a beautiful and often disturbing reflection on the nature of truth and forgiveness. The documentary captures the mandate of one of the most unusual social phenomena of recent history, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa. The Commission’s function, after the fall of apartheid, was to examine the crimes from an era of systematic racism and decide who would be allowed to seek amnesty. The empowering documentary Long Night’s Journey into Day examines the TRC and its purpose of bringing together victims and perpetrators to find the truth. With four amazing cases, including the killing of American Fulbright scholar Amy Biehl, we witness the TRC’s unusual goal of seeking justice that is restorative rather than retributive in hopes of creating a more promising future for South Africa.