This award-winning documentary blends realty and fantasy as a film crew propositions a group of former Indonesian death squad leaders to recreate their shocking mass killings in lavish, opulent detail. A deeply disturbing and controversial work, The Act of Killing invites us to reflect on the evil that human beings are capable of and question the implications that violence in films has for one’s perception of it in reality.
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Welcome to the Film and TV Society’s regular Thursday screening for the 2020/21 academic year! Discussion will follow each film over zoom, a great space for discussing your ideas. Alternatively, treat the discussion like a podcast and just sit back to listen to other students’ thoughts.