The Look of Silence

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Fight the power: documentaries to unleash the activist in you
Children in poverty, rape in the military, mass murderers at large … Oscar-nominated director Lucy Walker picks 10 powerful documentaries to galvanise you into action

Lucy Walker

02, Jan, 2017 @9:00 AM

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The 50 best films of 2015 in Australia – No 2: The Look of Silence
Continuing our countdown of the best movies released in Australia this year, we’re still haunted by Joshua Oppenheimer’s chilling companion piece to The Act of Killing

Benjamin Lee

16, Dec, 2015 @7:05 PM

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Carol leads nominations for UK Critics' Circle awards
Todd Haynes’s forbidden-romance drama emerges as main contender, with seven nods, followed by 45 Years, Mad Max, The Revenant and Steve Jobs

Andrew Pulver

15, Dec, 2015 @5:55 PM

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The 50 best films of 2015 in the UK – No 4: The Look of Silence
Continuing our countdown of the best movies released in the UK this year, we’re still haunted by Joshua Oppenheimer’s chilling companion piece to The Act of Killing

Benjamin Lee

15, Dec, 2015 @8:00 AM

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The 50 best films of 2015 in the US – No 6: The Look of Silence
Continuing our countdown of the best movies released in the US this year, we’re still haunted by Joshua Oppenheimer’s chilling companion piece to The Act of Killing

Benjamin Lee

11, Dec, 2015 @12:00 PM

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The Look of Silence tops winners at documentary association awards
Film takes different approach to recounting acts of the Indonesian genocide as
Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville’s Best of Enemies also won big

Nigel M Smith in Los Angeles

06, Dec, 2015 @8:40 PM

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Amy, Going Clear and He Named Me Malala top 2016 Oscars documentary shortlist
Record-breaking study of Amy Winehouse, assault on Scientology and portrait of Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai are front runners as academy unveils contenders

Andrew Pulver

02, Dec, 2015 @2:06 PM

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Spotlight wins big at Gotham awards, but surprise victors in acting categories
Drama starring Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo as investigative journalists wins best feature, best screenplay and special jury for principal cast gongs at independent-film awards in New York

Andrew Pulver

01, Dec, 2015 @12:40 PM

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Live Q&A: Indonesia, identity and the lasting legacy of 1965 – as it happened
Following recent censorship of conversation around the massacres of 1965-6, a panel of Indonesian academics and activists discussed history, memory and the power of written and oral testimony in dealing with the legacy of this period

Nancy Groves

13, Nov, 2015 @12:39 AM

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Indonesians have never stopped talking about 1965 – the world should listen
Escalated media interest in the mass violence of 1965-66 has largely ignored some Indonesians’ efforts to bear oral and written witness to the past

Jemma Purdey and Kate McGregor

12, Nov, 2015 @6:22 AM

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Ubud writers' festival debates massacre 'that we’re not supposed to talk about'
The 50th anniversary of Indonesia’s 1965 anti-communist purges which killed 500,000 gets public airing despite authorities’ moves to enforce silence

Nancy Groves

03, Nov, 2015 @3:16 AM

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The Look of Silence review – return to Indonesia’s death squads
In Joshua Oppenheimer’s companion piece to The Act of Killing, Indonesia’s butchers speak again – but this time, so do their victims

Mark Kermode

14, Jun, 2015 @6:59 AM

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