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The Look Of Silence

Wednesday, March 18
1:30PM - 3:12PM


In this companion piece to THE ACT OF KILLING, director Joshua Oppenheimer does something virtually unprecedented in cinema or in the aftermath of genocide: it documents survivors confronting their relatives’ murderers in the absence of any truth and reconciliation process, while still living in a culture where the murderers remain steadfastly in power. The film follows an optometrist who discovers how his brother was slain during the ‘65-'66 Indonesian tragedy and the identity of the killers. In search of answers, he decides to confront each of his brother’s murderers.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: Denmark/Indonesia/Norway/Finland/UK
Language: Indonesian and Javanese with Subtitles
Year: 2013
Runtime: 102min

Director: Joshua Oppenheimer

Executive Producer: André Singer, Errol Morris, Werner Herzog

Producer: Signe Byrge Sørensen,

Cinematographer: Lars Skree

Editor: Niels Pagh Andersen

Sound Designer: Henrik Garnov

Music: Seri Banang, Mana Tahan


Texas-born, Denmark-based Joshua Oppenheimer has worked for over a decade with militias, death squads and their victims to explore the relationship between political violence and the public imagination. A 2014 inductee to the MacArthur Fellows Program, his award-winning body of work includes the Oscar® Nominated documentary The Act Of Killing.

Distributor: Drafthouse Films

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