“The Dialectic of Truth and Fiction in Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing”

Milo Sweedler;
contributions by Colman Hogan and Marta Marín-Dòmine

The Act of Killing is a documentary film on the Indonesian genocide that took place between October 1965 and March 1966, during which time an estimated 500,000 to 2.5 million accused communists, including landless farmers, unionized workers, labour organizers, intellectuals and ethnic Chinese Indonesians, were killed.