The Hamilton College F.I.L.M. (Forum for Images and Languages in Motion) series will present The Act of Killing (2012) from director Josh Oppenheimer on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium, KJ. The event includes the screening of the film as well as a discussion with Hamilton professors Craig Latrell, Lawrence Chua and Scott MacDonald. It is free, open to the public and co-sponsored by the Hamilton College Asia Forum.
This chilling, powerful, controversial and award-winning documentary confronts one of the most horrendous crimes of the 20th century: the murder of hundreds of thousands of alleged communists, ethnic Chinese and intellectuals during the year after Sukarno, Indonesia’s first president and the leader of a national revolution against Dutch colonialism, was deposed by General Suharto. Oppenheimer interviews the men responsible, who reenact their crimes for the film.