The Look Of Silence Presented By Meaningful Movies Amnesty International
16 November, 2016
Amnesty International Society
Doors open: 5:30pm
Film starts: 6:30pm
Meaningful Movies Amnesty International Australia are proud to present a screening of The Look Of Silence by Joshua Oppenheimer.
The follow up to his critically acclaimed 2012 documentary The Act Of Killing about the individuals who participated in the 1965 - 66 Indonesian communist purges, The Look Of Silence picks up the story from the perspective of the brother of one of the victims. The film follows the man, who remains anonymous, as he visits some of the killers and their collaborators, engaging them in a series of amazingly daring, intimate interviews. Hailed as "a painful, profoundly empathetic work of moral reckoning" (A. O. Scott, NY Times), the film is an emotional exploration of the horror of violence and the banality of evil.
Following only six days after the celebration of Indonesian Heroes Day, we are seeking to remind and encourage audiences to revisit Indonesia and review its journey from independence towards enforcement of human rights. The film emphasises the importance of bringing justice to survivors, descendants and the family members and helping them reconstruct their identity and cope with everyday life as Indonesians.
The event will also feature a presentation and discussion lead by Dr Dyah Pitaloka of The University of Sydney, whose current research and projects deal directly with the impact of the killings, and Bhatara Ibnu Reza, a PhD scholar in International Humanitarian Law who has been a senior researcher for Imparsial, the Indonesian human rights monitor, for the past 14 years.
We will also be serving traditional Indonesian Martabak before the screening which you can pre-purchase with your ticket.
All proceeds from the screening will go toward furthering Amnesty International Australia defence of human rights around the globe.
Tickets at $10 + bf or $15 + bf with Martabak.
To support human rights enforcement in Indonesia today, join Amnesty International Australia's Write For Rights campaign to free Indonesian activist and teacher Johan Teterissa from prison. Teterissa has been sentenced to life in prison for treason after leading a non-violent protest against Indonesian rule of the southern Maluku Islands.
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