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Film, "The Act of Killing": Revisiting Atrocity, Artistically

"The Act of Killing": Revisiting Atrocity, Artistically

Beyond the banality of evil, there's its surreality. For this stunning documentary, filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer encouraged former Indonesian death squad leaders to revisit the massacres they perpetrated in the mid-'60s — re-enacting crimes against humanity like scenes from movies they've…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist

How Hollywood Movies Led to Genocide: The Act of Killing at the Toronto Film Festival

Film critic Karina Longworth is reporting from the Toronto International Film Festival this week. The best, most daring and form-defying documentaries in the world right now are being funded by the Danish Film Institute, and so it goes that the…
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