Truth and Reconciliation commissions have been established in many countries in the aftermath of civil wars, serious violations of human rights, collective crimes or tyrannical regimes. They represent an ambiguous and often contradictory reality. Nonetheless they are essential. This documentary allows us to discover a model based on another conception of justice, a justice more restorative than punitive, more focussed on the re-establishment of relationships, on learning the art of living together.
In Truth and Reconciliation, we will look at three examples.The first is that of South Africa, which put the process truly on the world map. The second is that of Morocco, the only Muslim country that has set up such a commission. And finally, here in Canada, we will examine the establishment of a Truth and Reconciliation commission that aim to deal with the painful heritage of abuses in our aboriginal residential schools.