The Look of Silence

The Look of Silence Release Date: July 17, 2015

The Look of Silence is Joshua Oppenheimer’s powerful companion piece to the Oscar-nominated The Act of Killing.

Through footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered, as well as the identities of the killers.

The documentary focuses on the youngest son, an optometrist named Adi, who 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 film initiates and bears witness to the collapse of fifty years of silence.

Genres: Documentary
Directed By: Joshua Oppenheimer
Runtime: 99 minutes
Studio: Drafthouse Films
MPAA Rating R