The Act of Killing

Screenings

2013 Season
London, New York

A true cinematic experiment, The Act of Killing explores a chapter of Indonesia's history in a way bound to stir debate—by enlisting a group of former killers, including Indonesian paramilitary leader Anwar Congo, to re-enact their lives in the style of the films they love. When the government of President Sukarno was overthrown by the military in 1965, Anwar and his cohorts joined in the mass murder of more than one million alleged communists, ethnic Chinese, and intellectuals.

Filmmaker(s): 
Joshua Oppenheimer
Year: 
2012
122m
Genre: 
Documentary