The Act of Killing


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PBS Premiere: Oct. 6, 2014Check local listings »


An Oscar® nominee and the most honored documentary of 2013, this dreamlike, terrifying film asks Indonesian death-squad leaders to dramatize their roles in genocide. In a mind-bending twist, they play both themselves and their victims.

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The Act of Killing
Feature Film
Joshua Oppenheimer
Filmmaker Interview
The History
Classroom Clip
Self Reflection
Classroom Clip