Oxford Brookes Documentary Club: The Act of Killing

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The Act of Killing

Who this event is for

  • Everyone

Location

John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre , Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site

Details

In the 1960’s Anwar Congo was a leader in Indonesia’s pro-regime paramilitary the Pancasila Youth who, along with his band of dedicated followers, was amongst those who participated in the murder and torture more than a million alleged Communists, ethnic Chinese and intellectuals. Proud of their deeds and completely unpunished, Anwar and his pals are delighted when the film’s director ask them to re-enact these murders for their documentary – in any genre they desire. Initially Anwar and his friends enthusiastically take up the challenge using hired actors, making elaborate sets and costumes and even using pyrotechnic, but eventually as the movie violence is played out and reconstructed, Anwar finally begins to feel unease and remorse.

Watch the trailer  here.

Oxford Brookes Documentary Club isdedicated to bringing you interesting and inspiring documentaries that givevoice to a wide variety of topics. 

All our events are free andopen to all.

Book your ticket and you will get 10%discount voucher in Cafe Central. 

Pre-theatre menu is available from 5 - 7pm in Brookes Lounge. £6.50 for 2 courses!

This project is kindly supported by the Faculty of TDE.

There is limited parking available at Gipsy Lane and Headington Hill Hall from 4.30pm, and it is on a first come, first served basis.

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