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The Act of Killing

(Please be aware this film contains scenes of simulated violence)

As a major new documentary about the Indonesian genocide goes on national release in June 2013, this AHRC film looks at the research behind 'The Act of Killing'

To mark the national release of the film 'The Act of Killing', the AHRC is releasing a film of an interview with Professor Joram ten Brink of the University of Westminster, Principal Investigator of the AHRC-funded Genre and Genocide research project, of which the new documentary is a major output.

The film was supported by a large research grant from the AHRC which allowed researchers to gather and collate initial information and source material which underpins the film.

'The Act of Killing' 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.

To find out more about the film and national showings, please go to: www.theactofkilling.co.uk (opens in new window)

To see more films from the AHRC please visit out YouTube Channel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/ahrcpress (opens in new window)

Publish date Runtime
24/07/2013 12.30