Deborah Hoffmann was born on 17th October 1947 in New York. She has worked in the San Francisco Bay Area as a film and video editor for over 25 years, editing numerous internationally acclaimed documentaries. For her work on The Times Of Harvey Milk, she received a National Emmy, and the film received an Academy Award. Other documentaries she has edited include Marlon Riggs' Peabody Award-winning Color Adjustment, National Emmy winners Ethnic Notions and Men Who Molest, and Academy Award winner Common Threads, in which she was one of three editors. With her partner Frances Reid, Deborah directed Long Night's Journey Into Day: South Africa's Search For Truth And Reconciliation. This feature documentary won the Grand Jury Award at Sundance and received an Oscar nomination as well as 20 other international awards.
Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter (44´, USA, 1994)
Long Night´s Yourney into Day-together with Frances Reid (94´, USA, 2000)
Long Night`s Journey into Day (Orig.) / 2000 / United States / 94 min
For over forty years, South Africa was governed by the most notorious form of racial domination since Nazi Germany. When it finally collapsed, those who had enforced apartheid's rule wanted amnesty for their crimes.