Cynthia Ngewu (one of the Guguletu 7 mothers) testifying at the TRC hearing. Photo: IRIS FILMS
Long Night's Journey into Day: South Africa's Search for Truth & Reconciliation
Director/Producer: Frances Reid
California Newsreel (http://www.newsreel.org)
From 1948 to 1994, South Africa was subject to a brutal system of racial classification and discrimination. When apartheid collapsed, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was formed to review amnesty applications by those who had been involved in crimes relating to the apartheid system, whether by trying to uphold it or bring it down. Long Night's Journey into Day focuses on four cases, revealing that the system that imposed racial separation was anything but clear-cut.
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