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Long Night's Journey Into Day (2000)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 20 December 2001 (Australia)
This documentary tells four stories of Apartheid in South Africa, as seen through the eyes of the Truth and Reconciliation commission. White soldiers who have killed ANC activists, black ... See full summary »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mary Burton Mary Burton ... Herself
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela ... Herself
Mongezi Manqina Mongezi Manqina ... Herself
Thapelo Mbelo Thapelo Mbelo ... Himself
Robert McBride Robert McBride ... Himself
Helen Mirren ... Narrator
Jann Turner ... Herself
Desmond Tutu ... Himself (as Archbishop Desmond Tutu)
Tony Weaver Tony Weaver ... Himself
Glenda Wildschut Glenda Wildschut ... Herself
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Storyline

This documentary tells four stories of Apartheid in South Africa, as seen through the eyes of the Truth and Reconciliation commission. White soldiers who have killed ANC activists, black activists who have killed whites in political attacks: can there be forgiveness when the full truth comes out? Written by Martin Lewison <milst1@yahoo.com>

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Looking into a dark past for a bright future.

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

California Newsreel

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Afrikaans

Release Date:

20 December 2001 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

To makry taxidi tis nyhtas mesa sti mera! See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,027, 2 April 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,932, 2 April 2000
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Company Credits

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Reid-Hoffmann Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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3 September 2010 | by pgtrades123See all my reviews

This is a trans-formative film that touches deep and complex emotions . The visceral response of anger, hatred and revenge that surge from a feeling of being wronged are intensely powerful. This film attempts ,and succeeds in offering a mechanism and process that has the power to divert the impulse to kill to strike back to be vengeful, to perpetuate a cycle of violence into a outcome more difficult but ultimately cathartic and positive . It is a searing and haunting journey and one we can all learn from. restorative justice is a fragile process- it requires truth and responsibility and a belief that we share common human decency and dignity. It is not available to all; but if this base notion of justice was incorporated into our vindictive criminal justice system we would see dramatic and positive changes .


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