Long Night's Journey Into Day


1h 34m 1999

Brief Synopsis

For over forty years, South Africa was governed by the most notorious form of racial domination since Nazi Germany. When it finally collapsed, those who had enforced Apartheid's rule wanted amnesty for their crimes. Their victims wanted justice. As a compromise, the Truth and Reconciliation Commissi

Film Details

Also Known As
Long Night's Journey Into Day - South Africa's Search for Truth and Reconciliation
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Seventh Art Releasing; Cinemax

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Synopsis

For over forty years, South Africa was governed by the most notorious form of racial domination since Nazi Germany. When it finally collapsed, those who had enforced Apartheid's rule wanted amnesty for their crimes. Their victims wanted justice. As a compromise, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was formed. Now as it investigates the crimes of Apartheid, the Commision is bringing together victims and perpetrators to reveal South Africa's brutal past in the hopes of paving the way to a peaceful future. For two years filmmakers Reid and Hoffman have followed this unprecedented post-apartheid commission that seeks to heal wounds left by decades of violence and deceit: The parents of a slain American Fulbright scholar travel to South Africa to meet with the mother of their daughter's murderer; a former South African policeman, who admits to killing anti-apartheid activist Fort Calata, seeks absolution from his window... the film embraces the contradictions inherent in confonting truths.

Film Details

Also Known As
Long Night's Journey Into Day - South Africa's Search for Truth and Reconciliation
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Seventh Art Releasing; Cinemax

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Award Nominations

Best Documentary Feature

2000

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Film at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.

Co-Winner, along with "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" (USA/1999), of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2000 Newport International Film Festival.

Released in United States Spring March 29, 2000

Released in United States August 18, 2000

Released in United States March 9, 2001

Released in United States September 1999

Released in United States January 2000

Released in United States February 2000

Released in United States June 2000

Released in United States July 2000

Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City September 17-24, 1999.

Shown at Berlin Film Festival (Forum), February 9-20, 2000.

Shown at Newport International Film Festival June 6-11, 2000.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.

Released in United States Spring March 29, 2000 (NY)

Released in United States August 18, 2000 (San Francisco)

Released in United States March 9, 2001 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States September 1999 (Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City September 17-24, 1999.)

Released in United States January 2000 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Documentary Competition) January 20-30, 2000.)

Released in United States February 2000 (Shown at Berlin Film Festival (Forum), February 9-20, 2000.)

Released in United States June 2000 (Shown at Newport International Film Festival June 6-11, 2000.)

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.)