Nothing but the Truth

Book adaptation/Society, South Africa 2008

Set in the post-apartheid era of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, this film sheds light on those who fought against the oppressive regime from within. Sipho Makhaya, the deputy director of the Central Library in Port Elizabeth, has endured 43 years of humiliation and suffering under apartheid, including the tragic loss of his son. With the new government's promotion of Black leadership, Sipho hopes to finally take over as library manager. Meanwhile, his daughter Thando, working as an interpreter for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, seeks answers about her brother's murder.
77 min
HD
Starting at 12
Audio language:
English
Subtitles:
French

Awards

South African Film and Television Awards 2010 Winner - Best Achievement in Script Writing - John Kani
Ouagadougou Panafrican Film and Television Festival 2009 Winner - Silver Etalon de Yennega - John Kani
South African Film and Television Awards 2010 Winner - Best Supporting Actress - Motshabi Tyelele

More information

Director:

John Kani

Writer:

John Kani

Template:

John Kani (One-Man Show)

Composer:

Neill Solomon

Editor:

Megan Gill

Producer:

John Kani

Cast:

John Kani (Sipho)

Rosie Motene (Mandisa)

Motshabi Tyelele (Thando)

Grethe Fox (Chief librarian)

Original title:

Nothing But The Truth

Original language:

English

Format:

16:9 HD, Color

Age rating:

Starting at 12

Audio language:

English

Subtitles:

French