The Act of Killing

  • Thur Nov 14
The Act of Killing

The first ten CU students get in free, courtesy of the International Students Board (ISB).
Screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Brían Hanrahan (CU Dept of Performing and Media Arts), and Tom Pepinsky (CU Dept of Government & Southeast Asia Program)

Josh Oppenheimer

In this “dogged, inventive, profoundly upsetting and dismayingly funny documentary about the Indonesian massacres that began in 1965 and claimed, by some estimates, as many as 2.5 million lives over the next year” (NY Times), former death squad leaders reenact their real-life mass-killings in various cinematic genres. In Indonesian and English. Cosponsored with the Southeast Asia Program.


DCP color
1 hour 55 minutes
release year/country
2013 Denmark/Norway/UK/Sweden/Finland