Denmark, Norway, Indonesia
The result, THE LOOK OF SILENCE, is, I hope, a poem about a silence borne of terror – a poem about the necessity of breaking that silence, but also about the trauma that comes when silence is broken. Maybe the film is a monument to silence – a reminder that although we want to move on, look away and think of other things, nothing will make whole what has been broken. Nothing will wake the dead. We must stop, acknowledge the lives destroyed, strain to listen to the silence that follows.
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Born in 1974 in the USA, Joshua Oppenheimer is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he is a partner at the
production company Final Cut for Real. He has worked for over a decade with militias, death squads and their victims to explore the relationship between political violence and the public imagination. Educated at Harvard and Central Saint Martins, his debut feature-length film was THE ACT OF KILLING (2012). Joshua Oppenheimer is artistic director of the International Centre for Documentary and Experimental Film, University of Westminster.
INTERVIEW with Joshua Oppenheimer
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Joshua Oppenheimer
Produced by: Signe Byrge Sørensen
Cinematography: Lars Skree
Editing: Niels Pagh Andersen
Sound Design: Henrik Garnov
Main Cast: Adi Rukun
Nominations and Awards
- European Documentary 2015
- EFA Documentary Selection 2015