Letters of Support



“The special dual point of witness experienced by these interpreters makes them the ideal story tellers to convey our hope and confidence in the future with truth and understanding compassion and humor...If our story has a message of hope for others beyond our borders, if what happened here can inspire others who are struggling with atrocities of the past to find their way peacefully into a futrure with hope, then it is of vital importance that our story be told.”
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu, TRC Chairman
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“In more than 22 countries, people are looking to the South African model to assist them in their transition towards sustainable peace and a just society...(Truth in Translation) has the potential to engage communities in a process of dialogue and healing. It should not be seen as only an exercise in preserving history, but also about creating a new history by sharing it theatrically and freshly with places within and outside our own country that have most need of it.”
- Dr. Alex Boraine, International Center for Transitional Justice Chairperson
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“We believe that the project which includes a theatre piece with the music of Hugh Masakela, workshops with audiences and filming of these workshops for a feature documentary would make a valuable contribution to furthering reconciliation in the Pan African context...The project has the potential to...create a convening platform for continuing dialogue of exchange and reconciliation, with special focus on youth.”
- Joseph Habineza, Minister of Youth, Culture and Sports, Government of Rwanda
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