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AHRC Twitter Chat: The Act of Killing

Date: 03/10/2013

'The Act of Killing' is a ground breaking documentary film on the Indonesian Genocide. The film depicts a group of unrepentant former members of Indonesian death squads being challenged to re-enact some of their many murders in the style of the American movies they love.

The film focuses particularly on one individual, Anwar Congo, whose initial enthusiasm for the re-enactments slowly gives way to outward expressions of unease and remorse.

On Thursday 10th October the AHRC is holding a Twitter chat giving you the chance to tweet questions to Professor Joram ten Brink.  Professor ten Brink of the University of Westminster, is Principal Investigator of Genre and Genocide research project which received an AHRC large grant.

AHRC funding allowed researchers to gather and collate initial information and source material which underpins the documentary

Professor ten Brink, tweeting from @doc_west, will be joining the AHRC's twitter account @ahrcpress at 2:00pm (BST) on Thursday 10 October 2013 for a live chat. The AHRC is inviting all its twitter followers to get involved and join in by using the hash tag#ahrcchat.

Watch the AHRC film about The Act of Killing

For further information, please contact: Tricia Brabham, AHRC: 01793 416024 t.brabham@ahrc.ac.uk

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