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The Look of Silence Screening

The Look of Silence Screening
130 St. George Street, Media Commons Theatre
Time: Oct 27th, 4:00 pm End: Oct 27th, 7:00 pm
Interest Categories: Visual Studies (UTM), South Asian, East Asian Studies (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Cinema, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), 2000-
Film Screening

The Centre for Southeast Asian Studies and the Asian Institute present

The Look of Silence Screening

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies invites you to the first screening of a brand-new movie series. We will screen the second documentary by critically-acclaimed filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer (The Act of Killing) about the 1965 Indonesian genocide. In this sequel, Oppenheimer "focuses on a family of survivors who 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 for their actions. This unprecedented film initiates and bears witness to the collapse of fifty years of silence http://thelookofsilence.com/)." Tania Li, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Southeast Studies, will comment on the movie and contextualize it in relation to politics and development in Indonesia.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is required. For further information, please contact Rachel Ostep at 416-946-8996

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