Joshua Oppenheimer

September 22, 2015

The Look of Silence – Truth and Reconciliation in Indonesia

By Francis Churchill   It is estimated that over 500,000 people were slaughtered in Indonesia between October 1965 and the early months of 1966. Paramilitary militias and vigilante groups, coordinated by the Indonesian army and aided by British and American intelligence agencies, were responsible for mass killings in the country’s anti-communist purge. Nearly 50 years […]

Friday 18 September 2015, 7:00 PM

Screening: The Look of Silence + Q&A

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Joshua Oppenheimer via Skype.

In this multi-award winning companion piece to The Act of Killing, filmed before its release, Joshua Oppenheimer further explores the terrible legacy of the Indonesian genocide fifty years ago, this time through the lens of one family.

July 1, 2013

The Act of Killing: Holding up a Dark Mirror to Society

By Ratha Lehall The second Between the Lines Festival follow-up event took place at the ICA on 29 June, and was a showing of the director’s cut of the Act of Killing followed by a Q&A with director Joshua Oppenheimer. This remarkable film provides a look at the 1965-66 anti-Communist mass killings in Indonesia from the perspective of the former members […]