'Act of Killing' Companion Doc 'Look of Silence' Debuts Teaser Trailer
"You can't imagine what would have happened." Back in 2012, Joshua Oppenheimer delivered the disturbing, unnerving documentary The Act of Killing, which exposed the horrifying mass executions of accused communists in Indonesia and those who are celebrated in their country for perpetrating the crime. Now Oppenheimer is back with a companion documentary called The Look of Silence, which finds a family of survivors learning how their song was murdered, and also who is responsible. This prompts one of them to take action, confront the killers and having them take responsibility for their despicable actions.
Here's the teaser trailer for Joshua Oppenheimer's The Look of Silence from Drafthouse Films:
The Look of Silence is directed by Joshua Oppenheimer as a companion to The Act Of Killing. Through Oppenheimer’s footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered, as well as the identities of the killers. The youngest son, an optometrist named Adi, 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. Drafthouse Films releases the doc on July 17th.