Truth in Translation will blow your mind and make you cry, and at the same time makes you wonder if South Africans have truly put the past behind them, and have forgiven and lastly reconciled with themselves.
It is coming to a cinema near you, and it is coming fast: at Wits University and Soweto Theatre on 20-22 November 2013.
The movie is being screened in Atlanta, Kabul, Winnipeg, New York, Paris, among others. Now for the first time, the film documentary of this extraordinary journey is being shown in South Africa – the place where the story originated.
No need to say more, except to say that the film follows a group of South African actors, an American director and a legendary composer as they try to resurrect the ‘experiment in healing’ before it disappears, as it did in South Africa after the end of apartheid.
From Northern Ireland to Rwanda and the Balkans, the group enters post-conflict zones decimated by genocide, violence and atrocities.
In their belief, people who are divided by distrust and hate could start to listen to each other with the active help of the dramatic arts.
During their journey across these torn countries the actors find that the play becomes a mirror where audience and performers confront their past through each other’s eyes.
Find out the rest for yourselves by booking a date with destiny.
The film is directed by Nick Boraine, whose work portfolio includes “Popcorn”, “Birdy”, “Promised Land”, “District 9” and “Paradise Stop”.
For more information, visit the Drama for Life website www.dramaforlife.co.za and www.truthintranslation.org
“Truth in Translation is more than a remarkable stage production. It is a testament to the human need to reconcile, and an examination of our capacity to do so.”
– TIME Magazine
Photo: Sibulelo Gcilitshena, Quanita Adams and Sandile Matsheni in Truth in Translation