The Look of Silence

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Director: Joshua Oppenheimer | Year: 2014 | Length: 103 min
Language: Indonesian with English subtitles | Certificate: 12A Cert

Through Joshua Oppenheimer’s work filming perpetrators of the Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered and the identity of the men who killed him. The youngest brother is determined to break the spell of silence and fear under which the survivors live, and so confronts the men responsible for his brother’s murder – something unimaginable in a country where killers remain in power.

This film was supported by the Bertha Film Fund, Bertha / Doc Society Journalism Fund.

New York Times

“Piercingly and authentically horrifying…a must-see..arresting and important film-making”
The Guardian

Academy Award, Nominated, Best Documentary
Venice Film Festival, Winner, Grand Jury Prize

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