Film Screening & Talk: Look of Silence

23 Jul 2015
By: 
TAPOL

We invite you to the screening of "The Look of Silence" in ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 4.30 pm.

It will be followed with a discussion of “The Power of Memory" by Soe Tjen Marching (Bhinneka Nusantara).

The Look of Silence is Joshua Oppenheimer’s powerful companion piece to the Oscar-nominated The Act of Killing, which was screened at the ICA for 52 weeks. Through Oppenheimer’s work filming perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discover how their son was murdered and the identity of the men who killed him.

The documentary focuses on the youngest son, an optometrist named Adi, who 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 for their actions. This unprecedented film initiates and bears witness to the collapse of fifty years of silence.