Indonesia

"The Act of Killing" director Joshua Oppenheimer talks about uncovering Indonesian genocide

I have not seen a film as powerful, surreal, and frightening in at least a decade. The Act of Killing is unprecedented in the history of cinema.” - German filmmaker Werner Herzog

I began seeing this blurb on director Joshua Oppenheimer’s controversial new documentary The Act of Killing when the film premiered at the 2012 Telluride and Toronto International Film Festivals last September. This same quote popped up again in the latest Walker Art Center cinema brochure earlier this month, and it's quite a statement from a filmmaker who has made some important documentaries himself over his 45+ years in filmmaking.

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Presentation by Indonesian filmaker Gotot Prakosa

03/02/2012 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Filmmaker Gotot Prakosa will screen a selection of his short works and excerpts of Kantata Takwa, and discuss his work, his experimental aesthetics, and the conditions of working in Indonesia since

Kantata Takwa (Indonesia 1992/2008) Introduced by Director Gotot Prakosa with a Q&A following the screening

02/29/2012 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Gotot Prakosa's best known and recently re-released film Kantata Takwa (Cantata of Devotion, 2008) is an incisive, epic combination of rock opera, film-poem, and Islam-infused political protest.

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