by Joshua Oppenheimer

Saturday, Sept 28, 1pm – Life Sciences Auditorium

(115 min, Denmark/Norway/UK, 2012)

Indonesian with English subtitles

theactofkilling.com

For over forty years, Indonesian society has lionized the paramilitary death squads who murdered over a million of their own countrymen in the name of anticommunism during the mid-1960s. Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer initially sought out surviving victims willing to talk on camera, but discovered a national culture of impunity in which victims remain silent and perpetrators happy recount and reenact their atrocities in the style of their favorite Hollywood movies. A groundbreaking and shocking film to which legendary director Werner Herzog responded, “I have not seen a film as powerful, surreal, and frightening in at least a decade…it is unprecedented in the history of cinema.”

Skype Q&A with director Joshua Oppenheimer.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided.

CO-SPONSORED BY the Departments of Anthropology and Communication & Rhetorical Studies.


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