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CFE Film Series: Long Night's Journey into Day


Following the end of apartheid in South Africa during the 1990s, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established to pursue social justice, and this acclaimed documentary focuses on some of the stories that emerged from the organization's cases. Although renowned leader Bishop Desmond Tutu appears, the film focuses primarily on everyday people, both white and black, who committed appalling crimes during apartheid and came to the commission seeking forgiveness.

“a beautiful and often disturbing reflection on the nature of truth and forgiveness..”

-- Elvis Mitchell, New York Times

“Do not miss this powerful, important film about the legacy of a system the world must hope it never sees again.”

-- Richard Kuipers, Urban CineFile

“a compassionate look at the inner workings and psychological dynamics of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the country’s unprecedented effort to heal its collective wounds.”

-- Emanuel Levy, Variety

Introduction by Anver Saloojee, Professor of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University

Co-sponsored with the Documentary Media Research Centre at Ryerson University

This event is free and no registration is required.