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Joshua Oppenheimer

Joshua Oppenheimer: Making the Invisible Visible

Louisiana Channel | Posted 08.25.2016 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

"You have to find the traces of fear and silence that are visible, whether it's in the furrow of someone's brow or in the water as it flows down an ag...

Oscar 2016: I've Never Seen a Film Quite Like This Before... The Look of Silence

Molly Dedham | Posted 02.25.2016 | Media
Molly Dedham

The Look of Silence is the latest film by Joshua Oppenheimer. It's companion film; The Act of Killing was nominated for an Oscar in 2013. When I first saw these films I knew I was watching something that went beyond anything I'd seen in documentary filmmaking.

Exploring the Banality of Evil

Nina Wang | Posted 09.24.2016 | Crime
Nina Wang

The Act of Killing closes with a scene of one death squad killer retching at the site of many of the murders he committed, after playing the victim in one fictional re-enactment of their crimes - a particularly chilling reminder that ordinary people, not monsters, lie behind even the greatest atrocities in history.

The Look of Silence: Finding our Humanity in the Face of Genocide

Desmond Tutu | Posted 07.31.2016 | World
Desmond Tutu

When we use atrocity to inspire us to act, to ask the right questions, to reach across the globe and try to stop someone from being killed or suffering, our world will become a more livable one. Only then will we be able to hope to turn back the tide on genocide.

The Look of Silence - a New Documentary Wants Us to Make Noise

Michael Rose | Posted 07.27.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

What filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer uncovered in his first film on the subject, The Act of Killing, and now in his follow up film, The Look of Silence, is the dirty little secret that this was a cover story to justify a ruthless military take over of the country. A bloodbath the United States wittingly and unwittingly supported.

'Look Of Silence' Director On How The Film Is Sparking Change In Indonesia

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.17.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Joshua Oppenheimer's 2013 documentary "The Act of Killing" detailed the Indonesian genocide of the 1960s, which has been estimated to have claimed the...

The Act of Killing

Francis Levy | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

In The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer has assembled a group of thugs who were instrumental in the murder of over one million suspected Communists ...

Staging Violence in Film: Only God Forgives an Act of Killing

Brian Formo | Posted 09.21.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Formo

In film, what can be more vile and inhuman than re-enacting a government coup that killed more than one million people in less than a year?

WATCH: Documentary Recreates War Crimes -- With Original Killers

Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 07.19.2013 | Entertainment

In the name of exposing a regime -- that of the 1965 Indonesian death squad responsible for the murders of over a million people -- Joshua Oppenheime...


Karin Badt | Posted 07.07.2015 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

"Imagine if forty years after the Holocaust, the Nazis were still in power and the henchmen are being interviewed about their crimes," director Joshu...

Video: Extended Interview with "The Act of Killing" Director Joshua Oppenheimer

Democracy Now! | Posted 09.18.2013 | Media
Democracy Now!

Joshua Oppenheimer, the director of a groundbreaking new documentary "The Act of Killing," appears on Democracy Now! for a 45-minute interview. The fi...