The Look Of Silence

genocide revisted

With “The Act Of Killing“, director Joshua Oppenheimer made a groundbreaking documentary about the (aftermath) of the genocide in Indonesia during the late 60s that went far beyond traditional notions of killers and victims.

Two years later he returns with “The Look Of Silence“, and while his debut was focusing on the actual perpetrators, the follow-up manages to be a strong voice for the victims - the people that were murdered as well as the families they left behind. This is gripping, powerful and overall essential stuff.