Camera: Simon Weyhe Produced and edited by: Roxanne Bagheshirin Lærkesen Copyright: Louisiana "You have to find the traces
The Look of Silence is the latest film by Joshua Oppenheimer. It's companion film; The Act of Killing was nominated for an Oscar in 2013. When I first saw these films I knew I was watching something that went beyond anything I'd seen in documentary filmmaking.
The Act of Killing closes with a scene of one death squad killer retching at the site of many of the murders he committed, after playing the victim in one fictional re-enactment of their crimes - a particularly chilling reminder that ordinary people, not monsters, lie behind even the greatest atrocities in history.
What filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer uncovered in his first film on the subject, The Act of Killing, and now in his follow up film, The Look of Silence, is the dirty little secret that this was a cover story to justify a ruthless military take over of the country. A bloodbath the United States wittingly and unwittingly supported.
Joshua Oppenheimer's 2013 documentary "The Act of Killing" detailed the Indonesian genocide of the 1960s, which has been
In The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer has assembled a group of thugs who were instrumental in the murder of over one
In film, what can be more vile and inhuman than re-enacting a government coup that killed more than one million people in less than a year?
Anwar Congo, one of the killers, claims responsibility for the death of perhaps 1,000 people. He is not only plays a central
Throughout this mad filmic journey into a reality where burning genitals is en par with having a cigarette with coffee, there
The film is set in Indonesia, where, beginning in 1965, military and paramilitary forces slaughtered up to a million Indonesians