The Act of killing, by Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012
This movie screening is part of the event Carte blanche to Rithy Panh, hosted by the French Institute from 17 to 20 September, in partenership with Bophana Center & Acts of Memory.
The Act of Killing (Indonesian: Jagal, meaning “Butcher”) is a 2012 documentary film
directed by Joshua Oppenheimer and co-directed by Christine Cynn and an anonymous Indonesian. The film is about Indonesian death squad leaders who participated in the mass killings of 1965–66. It is a Danish-British-Norwegian co-production, presented by Final Cut for Real in Denmark and produced by Signe ByrgeSørensen. The executive producers were Werner Herzog, Errol Morris, Joram ten Brink, and Andre Singer. It is a Docwest project of the University of Westminster. It won the 2013 European Film Award for Best Documentary, the Asia Pacific Screen Award, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 86th Academy Awards. The Act of Killing won Best Documentary at the 67th BAFTA awards.
Screening | Free entry, subject to availability
• Friday 18 September at 7.30pm at IFC – w/ intro and post-show Q & A by Rithy Panh & Anne-Laure Porée.
> Full program schedule of Carte blanche to Rithy Panh