On Saturday 6th July join The Act of Killing director Joshua Oppenheimer and filmmaker Penny Woolcock at the Hackney Picturehouse for a special afternoon event hosted by DocHouse. The directors cut of the film will screen at 12pm, and the masterclass will follow (after a quick break for tea/coffee!) as Penny and Joshua discuss the motivations, revelations, method and meaning of the film. The Act of Killing is quickly becoming this years most talked about documentary so make sure you don't miss out on this special event and screening of the film.
In the 1960’s Anwar Congo was a leader in Indonesia’s pro-regime paramilitary the Pancasila Youth who, along with his band of dedicated followers, was amongst those who participated in the murder and torture more than a million alleged Communists, ethnic Chinese and intellectuals. Proud of their deeds and completely unpunished, Anwar and his pals are delighted when the film’s director ask them to re-enact these murders for their documentary – in any genre they desire. Initially Anwar and his friends enthusiastically take up the challenge using hired actors, making elaborate sets and costumes and even using pyrotechnic, but eventually as the movie violence is played out and reconstructed, Anwar finally begins to feel unease and remorse.
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