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The Act of Killing film re-enacts mass murder in Indonesia

Issue No. 2360

Disturbing scenes in The Act of Killing

Disturbing scenes in The Act of Killing


More than a million Communists and trade unionists were tortured and killed by right wing paramilitaries in Indonesia during the 1960s. 

Documentary maker Joshua Oppenheimer has travelled to Indonesia, found people who carried out the killings and got them to reconstruct the murders for this unsettling documentary. 

The Act of Killing
Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer
For screenings go to theactofkilling.co.uk


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Tue 2 Jul 2013, 17:43 BST
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