The Look of Silence
With director Joshua Oppenheimer in person
Dir. Joshua Oppenheimer. 2014, 103 mins. DCP. “One of the greatest and most powerful documentaries ever made” —Errol Morris. A masterful companion to the award-winning The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer’s return to the killing fields of the 1965 Indonesian genocide this time focuses on the legacy of survivors. Adi is an optometrist and youngest son of still-grieving elderly parents who bravely decides to confront the killers of his slain brother, breaking decades of silent subjugation to ask men still in power to accept responsibility for their actions—all while also testing their eyesight. Exquisitely crafted and immensely moving, The Look of Silence is the rare film that is simultaneously a political, historical, and artistic breakthrough. Nominated for four Cinema Eye Honors, including Direction and Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking.
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