Are some histories better left buried?
Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing is an Oscar Nominated documentary about the perpetrators of the genocide that led to Suharto’s 1965 military coup. It follows the exploits Anwar Congo and his fellow ‘Death Squad’ members, recreating their murderous acts for the camera. It is, quite simply, like nothing else in cinema.
Naturally, this award-winning film was banned from Indonesian cinemas. Despite numerous indie screenings across Indonesia – some even broken up by paramilitary organizations – the film still remains unknown to many Indonesians.
However, with the miracle of the Internet, nothing is off limits. So sit back, relax and get ready for one of the most enthralling documentaries in recent years, and one of the most enlightening films about Indonesia’s history.
So sit back, relax and enjoy the most highly acclaimed documentary about Indonesian history of all time…