When I saw the final segment of Long Night's Journey into Day, and watched that Black cop speak to the mothers of the men he had victimized on that day long ago, I saw his eyes reach for theirs and I saw sincerity in his heart. I believe that he was in pain. I can't excuse his choice to become an apartheid lackey, but I can, for the first time, see more than a traitor. I can somehow recognize his humanity and weakness more as a part - albeit a terribly sad part - of the human experience. After everything I have seen and experienced myself, there is something about that segment of the film that made me understand, in a new and very profound way, just how much the apartheid system dehumanized my people.
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The Tyrone family appears to progress during the day and possess a sense of normality, but pulled into the past and the essence of night they are faced to confront their demons....
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....
Long Night's Journey into Day catapults its audience into this cauldron of hatred, violence, grief, and the issues of response/the issues of responsibility. This film is an astonishing moral event of infinite, international, and intimate, confrontation
with ourselves - as victims and as enemies - seeking humane redemption from each other.
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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.
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.
Frances Reid has been producing, directing, and shooting documentary films for over 30 years. Her last production was Skin Deep, which explored race relations on college campuses. In 1994, she received an Academy Award nomination for her documentary short Straight from the Heart. Her most recent film, Long Night's Journey into Day, received the Grand Jury Prize at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.
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.
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.
Long Night's Journey into Day is centered upon South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The TRC has been a multi-year process of investigations and hearings that goes toward the heart of race and class matters in apartheid South Africa. The process has included investigating and documenting the stories of more than 22,000 victims and 7,000 perpetrators of the apartheid system. The film depicts four specific sagas from the apartheid system and the struggle opposing apartheid. All are about ordinary people, not famous names like Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu or Winnie Mandela. They are representative stories, characteristic of the anguish, pain and suffering which thousands endured, both under apartheid and during the struggle to overthrow it.