Below is info about an interesting (and free!) opportunity to view a film about confronting violence - and hear from the filmmaker.
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Documentary filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer in person presents his Oscar®nominated film The Look of Silence (2014, 103 minutes).
Tuesday February 23, 2016
Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Theatre
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego, CA 92182
SDSU Green Line Trolley Station
The Look of Silence is Joshua Oppenheimer's powerful companion piece to the Oscar®nominated The Act of Killing. Through Oppenheimer's footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide (which killed 500,00 people), a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered, as well as the identities of the killers. The documentary focuses on the youngest son, an optometrist named Adi, who decides to break the suffocating spell of submission and terror by doing something unimaginable in a society where the murderers remain in power: he confronts the men who killed his brother and, while testing their eyesight, asks them to accept responsibility for their actions. This unprecedented film initiates and bears witness to the collapse of fifty years of silence.