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Long Night's Journey into Day is a film about ending apartheid racism and the process of reconciliation in South Africa. In another sense it is a film about racism and the difficulty of reconciliation in the United States.
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Long Day's Journey into Night is a metaphoric representation of the path from normalcy to demise by showing the general effects of substance abuse on human psychology and family dysfunctions through the characters Mary, Jamie, Edmund and Tyrone....
For the past 20 years, Deborah Hoffmann has worked in the San Francisco Bay Area as a film and video editor, editing numerous internationally acclaimed documentaries on a wide range of sensitive and challenging topics. Deborah produced and directed the Academy Award-nominated Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter. She has received two Emmy Awards, a Peabody, a Columbia DuPont, a DGA nomination, and many other awards for her work. Long Night's Journey into Day received the Grand Jury Prize at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.
Long Night's Journey into Day (2000) - Rotten Tomatoes
A criminal justice system based on the philosophy of restorative justice, as portrayed in Long Night's Journey into Day, would no longer focus exclusively on the defendant. This does not mean that victims' "rights" become more important than defendants' due process rights. But it does mean that protecting and healing individual victims and the larger community are equally important to punishing and/or rehabilitating offenders. Indeed, they are integrally linked, and one cannot be accomplished without the other.
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The process of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission as depicted in Long Night's Journey into Day is a very different approach to criminal justice. The primary focus of the TRC was on the victim as well as the perpetrator of violence. Both were invited to voluntarily tell their stories fully and freely to the Commission. Justice became synonymous with complete disclosure and taking of responsibility. Indeed, no rules of evidence constrained witnesses before the TRC. One Commissioner, for instance, invited the testimony of an elderly woman whose son had been murdered, by saying, "I wonder if you would like to tell us what is on your heart." The point of inviting the victim's story was not merely to punish the perpetrator. As Archbishop Desmond Tutu stated, "This process is not about pillorying anybody. It's not about persecuting anybody. It's ultimately about getting to the truth so that we can help to heal. And also so that we may know what to avoid in the future." The goal of the process is reconciliation - for the victim, perpetrator, and all of society - not merely punishment.
SparkNotes: Long Days Journey into Night: Summary
No national truth and reconciliation process has yet occurred in the US. With the growth in hate groups and increasing numbers of racial incidents, and, as well, more people protesting the hatred, racial tension in the United States is on the rise. Too often, US racial matters are deceptively cloaked in a plethora of national unity lies, myths and coded language. Together, the lies and myths become a web of ideological obfuscation which, cozily unfurled at deceptive corporate moments like Columbus Day, Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday or Black/Latino/Asian history months, serves to keep the American people from ever reaching for and internalizing hard truths which include our genocidal treatment of American Indians. The United States, as a nation, still hides its painful racial history and avoids long-term, structural solutions to its ongoing racial crises. Long Night's Journey into Day is a poignant exclamation point that the US has a long-overdue need for an in-depth process of truth finding, followed, one hopes, by reconciliation. While telling part of the story of South Africa's search, it also makes a great contribution to illuminating some of the pathways for the US journey.