In Conversation with Joshua Oppenheimer

Joshua Oppenheimer

In Conversation with Joshua Oppenheimer

In Conversation with Joshua Oppenheimer

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The Post at 750 (110 - 750 Hamilton Street)

12:00pm - 2:00pm - A Conversation with Joshua Oppenheimer
2:15pm - 4:00pm  - Screening of The Look of Silence

Ticket Information:

DOC BC Members: Free (members MUST reserve their seats in advance). 
Non-Members $25
Students $15 

Please note: All attendees MUST reserve their seats in advance. There are limited tickets available for this session and we can not guarantee seating unless you reserve through Eventbrite*

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DOC BC and DOXA Documentary Film Festival are delighted to host a conversation with Oscar-nominated director Joshua Oppenheimer, the filmmaker behind the ground-breaking film The Act of Killing (2012) and its companion piece The Look of Silence (2014).

The conversation will focus on Oppenheimer’s process and methodology, discussing the role of fiction, fantasy and performance in documentary practice. The session will also explore the director’s motivations, revelations and challenges faced in the 10+ year journey making The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence.

Oppenheimer’s career took off when he released his feature debut, the Oscar-nominated The Act of Killing, a portrait of the paramilitary groups who carried out the Indonesian genocide in 1965-66. Executive Producer Werner Herzog joined the project after seeing a rough cut of the film, stating he had never seen anything ‘as powerful, frightening and surreal’ as what was on the screen. The Look of Silence, Oppenheimer’s second feature, continues exploring the link between cinema, trauma and memory. The film revisits the Indonesian massacre, but this time from the perspective of the victim’s families. The Look of Silence recently won Best Feature prize at the International Documentary Association’s annual awards and is currently shortlisted for the Oscars.

Please join us in this unique opportunity to engage in a lively discussion with one of the leading figures in the documentary world. There will be time for a back-and-forth discussion with attendees.