Amnesty International Meaningful Movies NSW invites you to come along to a film screening of ‘the Look of Silence‘
The follow up to Joshua Oppenheimer’s critically acclaimed 2012 documentary The Act Of Killing, The Look Of Silence picks up the story from the perspective of the brother of one of the victims.
Following the man who remains anonymous as he visits some of the killers and their collaborators the film is
a painful, profoundly empathetic work of moral reckoning that examines the mass killings that began in Indonesia in 1965, when at least a million people were slaughtered in the aftermath of a military coup
A. O. Scott, NSW Times
The screening emphasizes the importance of bringing justice to survivors, descendants and the family members and helping them reconstruct their identity and cope with everyday life as Indonesians.
The event will also feature a presentation and discussion lead by Dr Dyah Pitaloka of The University of Sydney whose current research and projects deal directly with the impact of the killings.
We will also be serving traditional Indonesian Martabak before the screening which you can pre-purchase with your ticket.
All proceeds from the screening will go toward funding future screenings and furthering Amnesty International Australia defence of human rights around the globe.