Through the images shot by Joshua Oppenheimer, director of The Act of Killing, of those responsible for the Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discover the details of their son’s murder as well as the identity of the perpetrators. The victim’s youngest brother has a mission, which is to break the silence and fear oppressing the survivors of the massacre. He decides to confront those who murdered his brother and demand they accept responsibility for the terrible actions they committed. An unimaginable act in a country in which murderers are still in power after fifty years of silence.
Joshua Oppenheimer was born in 1974 in the USA and he is currently based in Copenhaguen. In the last decade he has been working with paramilitary groups, death squads and his victims to explore the connection between political violence and people’s lives. His first film, The Act of Killing (2012), was nominated to the Oscars.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Venice Film Festival (Jury Award) – Italy, 2014
Busan International Festival (Cinephile Prize) – South Korea, 2014
CPH:DOX (DOX Award) – Denmark, 2015
SXSW Film Festival (Best Film, Audience Award) – USA, 2015
Göteborg Film Festival (Dragon Award) – Sweden, 2015
With the collaboration of the Danish Embassy