The best reviewed documentary of 2013 so far, and produced by the legends of documentary that are Werner Herzog and Errol Morris, The Act of Killing will be screening nationwide at picturehouse cinemas for a special one day event on August 6th as their doc of the month.
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.
Don't miss your last chance to catch the documentary everyone is talking about on the big screen - find your nearest venue and book tickets below.
Tuesday 06 August
<a href="http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Abbeygate_Picturehouse/film/The_Act_Of_Killing/t-Edmunds – Abbeygate Picturehouse</a></p> <p> <a data-cke-saved-href=" www.picturehouses.co.uk="" cinema="" cameo_picturehouse="" film="" the_act_of_killing="" "="">Edinburgh – Cameo Cinema
The film is still screening in other cities across the UK - visit www.theactofkilling.co.uk to find your nearest showing.
To find out more about the terrifying history behind The Act of Killing, and the campaign for justice for the victims, visit saysorryfor65