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Will real life ever imitate art regarding our legacy issues?

Editor's Viewpoint

Published 25/02/2016

The Truth Commissioner was written by David Park in 2008 and its themes of truth, memory and reconciliation are as true today - on the eve of the film of the book being released - as they were then.

Our politicians have been utterly unable to deal with the legacy of the past and the demands of victims and survivors for at least the truth behind their trauma still remains unanswered. Indeed can they ever be?

It is surreal that these legacy issues should be addressed most relevantly through the cultural community. Perhaps the book and the film will be our only glimpse of what a Truth Commissioner would look and act like.

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