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The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing
  • 2012
  • Denmark/Norway/UK
  • 115 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Joshua Oppenheimer/Anonymous/Christine Cynn
  • UK release: 28 June 2013

In this remarkable 'documentary of the imagination', American documentarist Oppenheimer invited former Indonesian death squad members to perform fictional recreations of the many state killings they performed in the 1960s. In doing so, one member unexpectedly confronted the true horror of his own crimes, giving the film haunting power.

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Orangebox Young People's Centre, Halifax (0.0 miles)

1 Blackledge, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1AF
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The Act of Killing

28 Jun 20134 stars

Documentary confronting the perpetrators of Indonesia's mass killings of the 1960s

It’s estimated that the Indonesian military dictatorship in the mid-1960s was responsible for the killing of more than half a million suspected ‘communists’, following an attempted left-wing coup. American filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer’s remarkable…

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