Washington Post journalist Langston Whitfield is sent to South Africa in 1996 to cover the Truth And Reconciliation Commission (TRC), which has a mandate to expose abuses of human rights under apartheid. As part of the press corps, Langston meets Afrikaans poet Anna Malan, who is covering the hearings for South African state radio. The two journalists clash over their opposing political views, leading to a devastating revelation about Anna's personal connections to the bloodshed.
- John Boorman
- UK/Ire/S Africa