Monday the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand will screen the Danish film ‘The Look of Silence’, a riveting, award winning documentary about an Indonesian optometrist, still tortured by the loss of his brother to torture, who silently but steadily gets perpetrators of violence to confess their sins.
The screening begins at 7pm in the Maneeya Building on Ploenchit. Cost for nonmembers is B 150.
The Look of Silence 2014 is a Danish documentary film with the production company ‘Final Cut for Real’ directed by Joshua Oppenheimer about the Indonesian killings of 1965–66. The film is the sequel to Oppenheimer’s 2012 documentary The Act of Killing. It was executive produced by Werner Herzog, Errol Morris, and Andre Singer.
Five months killing
From late 1965 to early 1966, anti-communist Indonesians killed about half a million of their fellow citizens. Nearly all the victims were associated with Indonesia’s Left, especially with the Communist Party (PKI) that had risen to unprecedented national prominence under President Sukarno’s Guided Democracy.
For all this growing body of analysis, the killings themselves remain tantalisingly elusive. Direct witnesses were few, and perpetrators have for the most part remained stubbornly silent.
Watch the trailer
Read more about the film here