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Film: Long Night’s Journey into Day
Film: Long Night’s Journey into Day

Long Night’s Journey Into Day reveals a South Africa trying to forge a lasting peace after 40 years of government by the most notorious system of racial segregation since Nazi Germany. The documentary studies South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), set up by the post-apartheid, democratic government to consider amnesty for perpetrators of crimes committed under apartheid’s reign.

Film: Afro Uruguay: Forward Together
Film: Afro Uruguay: Forward Together

Afro Uruguay: Forward Together is a documentary film about the Afro Uruguayan community, its unique history, rich musical traditions, and contemporary struggles for uplift and change.

Film: Skin Deep
Film: Skin Deep

The idea for SKIN DEEP came about in the late 1980′s when Frances Reid, the producer / director, noticed a dramatic increase in the number of racial incidents at colleges and universities across the country. Twenty-five years after the Civil Rights Movement racism and racial tension seemed to be very much alive in this country. Maybe less overt, but very much alive.


Iris Films was founded in 1975 by feminist filmmakers and its award-winning films include In the Best Interests of the Children, We All Have Our Reasons, Skin Deep, Talking About Race, and Long Night’s Journey Into Day, the Sundance award winning and Academy® nominated film about South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Iris Films’ productions are used by activists, teachers, students and community groups to facilitate discussions about reconciliation, tolerance, transitional justice, race and racism, affirmative action, human rights, and civil rights.

Iris Films is now in production on Afro Uruguay: Forward Together (working title), a documentary about Uruguay and one small South American country´s creative efforts to confront race and racism.

Check out sample footage above, make a donation to this non-profit effort and learn more about the film here. Stay up to date on our progress by visiting our production blog and facebook page.

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