Arts Express: The Act Of Killing -A Conversation Director Joshua Oppenheimer

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Joshua Oppenheimer Talks The Act Of Killing.

And his documentary about the secret slaughter of millions of activists and workers in Indonesia by right wing paramilitaries. And those death squads today, who gleefully reenact and brag on camera about their political carnage. Raw and wrenching, but with a narrow retro-focus. And much like Woody Harrelson in Out Of The Furnace and its blame the victim blue collar brutality in the extreme, the documentary politically locates truth evasively within the bottom feeder homicidal battalions, who do the bidding of their far more economically enriched masters.

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Prairie Miller is a New York multimedia journalist online, in print and radio, who reviews movies and conducts in-depth interviews. She can also be heard on WBAI/Pacifica National Radio Network’s Arts Express.