The Night of Truth (La Nuit de la Verit�)96mins2004Drama
Fanta R�gina Nacro
Commandant Moussa Ciss�Adama Ou�draougo
Mirroring the political strife and genocide in contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa, this powerful drama opens as preparations are being made to end a decade of civil war in a fictitious country. A peace agreement is about to be signed and celebrated in a night of reconciliation with a ceremonial "laying down of arms". As the powerful drumming begins, both rebels and government forces gather, bringing with them years of rage, grief, hope, suspicion, and bitterness. In her first feature film, director Fanta Régina Nacro boldly presents the sometimes unintentional but inhumane behavior inherent in all people. Nacro was also the first woman in the country of Burkina Faso to direct a movie, with her short film Un Certain Matin (1992). ?Potent authenticity! As powerful as Hotel Rwanda, it offers hope without seeming glib or trite, while its insights resound with universal truth.? ?BBC. Winner of the prize for Best New Screenwriter at the 2004 San Sebastián International Film Festival, THE NIGHT OF TRUTH (LA NUIT DE LA VERITE) is presented In French, Mooré, and Dioula with English subtitles. This film is an official selection of the prestigious, award-winning Global Lens Collection, presented by the Global Film Initiative.
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