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The Act of Killing
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Film - Cinestudio
While it may be true that history is written by the victors, one of this year's Oscar
nominees for Best Documentary Feature is able to reveal the truth behind the massacre of anti-government rebels in Indonesia by co-opting some of its most brutal and still-powerful architects. Claiming to want to make a movie about the failed 1965 uprising, director Joshua Oppenheimer asks Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, and other death squad leaders to help him re-enact scenes of the killings that took the lives of over a million people. Not since
has a film exposed perpetrators speaking so freely - and without remorse - about genocide. 115 min.
"Among the most profound, formally complex, and emotionally overpowering documentaries I've ever seen." - Dana Stevens, Slate.
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