The Act of Killing

Filmmaker Josh Oppenheimer Wins MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’

‘The Act of Killing’ recognized for creative take on Indonesian genocide.

09/17/2014
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Jewish filmmaker Josh Oppenheimer was just announced as one of 21 new MacArthur fellows this year.  The award is often referred to as the “Genius Grant.”

Oppenheimer with footage from his trips to Indonesia. wikimedia.org

Filmmaker Josh Oppenheimer Wins MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’

‘The Act of Killing’ recognized for creative take on Indonesian genocide.

09/17/2014
Editorial Intern
Story Includes Video: 
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Jewish filmmaker Josh Oppenheimer was just announced as one of 21 new MacArthur fellows this year.  The award is often referred to as the “Genius Grant.”

Inside Indonesia’s Killing Fields

‘The Act of Killing’ filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer on the persistence of genocide: ‘This is family history for me.’

07/25/2013
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“The Act of Killing,” currently playing here, is a mysterious film, a documentary that appears to be equal parts South Asian musical epic, gangster noir and political/historical essay. The movie’s oddly hybrid nature is largely the result of the strange and sinister reality that Joshua Oppenheimer, the director, found when he first went to Indonesia, the film’s location and subject.

A scene from the documentary “The Act of Killing.” Photo courtesy Drafthouse Films
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