The Amnesty Committee dispensed amnesty to perpetrators who gave "full disclosure" of atrocities they had committed for political ends. The question remains, were those documents false? I am giving it a ten out of ten and wholeheartedly recommend it.
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Exploring the Truth and Reconciliation Commission ". Ordinary South Africans came forward to provide many passionate and wrenching individual testimonies, which were broadcast live on radio and television. It was more successful than other truth commissions, for example in Chile or Guatemala, and often is seen as a model of effective conflict resolution.
Three committees constituted the TRC. In doing so, the democratic government embraced the juridical concept of "restorative justice" instead of the "retributive justice" embodied by a Nuremberg-style trial. The intent was to prevent such atrocities from reoccurring and to unify a divided nation scarred by past conflicts.
Some 22, victims and witnesses submitted statements to the TRC, approximately ten percent in public hearings. I am adding Truth to my favorite movies. This controversial committee granted amnesty to out of 7, applicants. After seeing this movie I believe that no matter your thoughts on Dan Rather, Mary Mapes, or George Bush you will think this movie tells a great story.
By bringing to light past atrocities during dramatic public proceedings, the TRC had the cathartic power to help steer South Africa in a boldly democratic direction. President Nelson Mandela selected a diverse group of seventeen TRC commissioners, naming Archbishop Desmond Tutu - Nobel laureate and anti-apartheid icon - as its chairperson.
Inthe Amnesty Committee and the Reparation and Rehabilitation Committee submitted two additional volumes to the President. The Human Rights Violations committee gathered testimony of politically motivated gross human rights abuses. Finally, the Reparation and Rehabilitation Committee sought to recommend to the government a policy for providing long-term reparations for victims, as well as short-term relief payments.
It is fascinating as a political commentary on journalism, the mistrust certain people have of feminists and liberals with the "bias", and the responsibility of reporters and sources to give accurate information.
The Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act established the TRC to investigate politically motivated gross human rights violations perpetrated between and The proceedings came under the full glare of the media. This review originally appeared on my blog.
The actors do a great job.
Was this review helpful to you? I was especially impressed with the performance of Topher Grace whose character Mike Smith is funny and relatable.Oct 30, · Truth is a thoughtful, subtle, quietly powerful movie - something you don't see much of these days.
Yes, it's about the rights of wrongs of a journalistic investigation, part All The President's Men, part Shattered Glass/10(K). Examine it for the nuggets of truth, and then disregard the rest. When delivering criticism, talk about the work, not the person.
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