The Look of Silence: Joshua Oppenheimer examines open wounds of injustice

Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer returns to q to discuss his follow to his award-winning documentary, The Act of Killing.
In 1965, at least half a million Indonesians accused of being communist sympathizers were killed by gangs of thugs, with the support and encouragement of the military.

Oscar-nominated director Joshua Oppenheimer returns to q to discuss his follow-up to the award-winning film The Act of Killing, an innovative and controversial documentary about the 1965 Indonesian genocide, and members of a death squad who remember, and re-enact murders for the camera.

His new film, The Look of Silence, follows an optometrist who uncovers his brother's killers and bravely confronts them. Critics are hailing it as a masterpiece and a genuine piece of art. 

Oppenheimer joins Shad to discuss the highly-anticipated companion film and how one goes about healing in the absence of justice.

Filmmaker Josh Oppenheimer returns to studio q. (Fabiola Carletti/CBC)


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