In My Country

Directed by John Boorman (2004)                                                                                    In 1996, the South African government established the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate abuses of human rights under apartheid. These hearings would serve as a forum for those accused of murder and torture to be confronted by victims and, by admitting their guilt, be granted amnesty under Ubuntu, the native custom of forgiveness. Many journalists were invited to cover the sessions, and a Black-American male journalist and a white South African female journalist met during these historical sessions.