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‘Boasting And Guilt Are Two Sides Of The Same Coin’: Confronting Indonesia’s Genocide In ‘The Act Of Killing’

Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss how Indonesia might begin to come to terms with horrors of the past.
‘Boasting And Guilt Are Two Sides Of The Same Coin’: Confronting Indonesia’s Genocide In ‘The Act Of Killing’

Via PBS News Hour:

In the documentary “The Act of Killing,” men who were recruited by the Indonesian government to help massacre more than a million people in a so-called anti-communist purge not only discuss their roles in the genocide, they garishly reenact their crimes as if they were Hollywood actors. Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss how Indonesia might begin to come to terms with horrors of the past.

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GWEN IFILL: Finally tonight, with the Oscars this weekend, we look at a film nominated for best documentary. It’s centered in Medan, the capital of Northern Sumatra in Ind...

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