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In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Werner Herzog, Errol Morris and André Singer, the unrepentant former members of Indonesian death squads are challenged to re-enact some of their many murders in the style of the American movies they love.


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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Louis Theroux to host The Look of Silence live satellite Q&A event

May 27th, 2015

We are excited to announce that on Sunday 14 June, to celebrate the release of The Look of Silence, we will hold a nationwide satellite Q&A event. Following a screening of the film, award-winning filmmaker Louis Theroux will host the Q&A with director Joshua Oppenheimer.

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The Look of Silence trailer

May 6th, 2015

The new UK trailer and poster for Joshua Oppenheimer's THE LOOK OF SILENCE, the incredible companion piece to his BAFTA winning The Act of Killing.

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Dogwoof January Sale

January 5th, 2015

Whether you're searching for that special something to give the documentary-lover in your life or simply browsing for yourself, our January Sale offers great reductions on some of our most popular Dogwoof titles.

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Upcoming Screenings

Saturday 06 June

Leicester – Phoenix Square

Sunday 07 June

Leicester – Phoenix Square

Saturday 20 June

London – ICA

Sunday 21 June

London – ICA

Tuesday 23 June

Leeds – Hyde Park Picture House

Friday 26 June

London – Regent Street Cinema – The Look of Silence double bill

Saturday 27 June

London – Regent Street Cinema – The Look of Silence double bill

Sunday 28 June

London – ICA

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