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"THE ACT OF KILLING" - documentary cinema

  • Sep 6, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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This much lauded documentary shot in Indonesia and directed by American-British director Joshua Oppenheimer, and produced by German auteur Werner Herzog among others, has won the Panorama Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and the Panorama Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival among several other international awards.

In an interview with The Village Voice, Oppenheimer said, "When I was entrusted by this community of survivors to film these justifications, to film these boastings, I was trying to expose and interrogate the nature of impunity. Boasting about killing was the right material to do that with because it is a symptom of impunity."

This for the discount price of $8, after you've RSVP'd you'll learn about our promo code and online purchase info.

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  • Arda

    Hi Gerritt,

    As much as every nation has some bad history behind them. I would like to remind you there are very different scholar ideas and historian theories behind what happened in the 1st World War between Ottoman Empire and Armenians. Let's have historians review the facts and name the events before labeling them.

    Arda

    September 7, 2013

    • G

      There are so many reputable historians from around the globe that accept this historical fact. Many books, eye-witness accounts, mass graves, etc. You can google it as well. Key phrases "Armenian", "Armenian genocide", etc. I agree that no nation is flawless; my heritage (german/dutch) is no exception, so I am not trying to make one country look worse than others; however, I do think it's important to not deny history. If we deny history, history will repeat itself.

      September 12, 2013

    • G

      September 12, 2013

  • Cynthia

    G, what were you doing up three hours before your departure?! :) Have a safe and wonderful trip, knowing that you've arranged yet another highly entertaining event for your meet-up familia. Thanks, again!!

    1 · September 7, 2013

    • G

      Lol couldn't sleep b4 departure! Now I'm by Baltimore, since Sunday, it's nice here but faithfully keeping my promise to not cheat by doing any meetups up here, only in Florida with my awesome meet-up familia!! Hugs C ya soon.

      1 · September 9, 2013

  • Cynthia

    Go Canes!!! :)

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • cesar a.

    Impresive...

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • Cynthia

    It's disturbing to think how much influence American culture and politics had on these gangsters and thugs.

    3 · September 7, 2013

    • G

      Agreed! One interesting question is how engaged should the US be in preventing / stopping these horrible acts. Obviously the problem with Syria is on everyone's mind, but there are other events in history we must reflect on like the Turkish genocide towards the Amrenians, Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, Rwanda, Bosnia's ethnic cleansing.

      2 · September 7, 2013

    • G

      Some good book I read on these a few years back was called "A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide". Definitely a stressful book to read, but a good eye opener.

      2 · September 7, 2013

  • G

    Outstanding documentary. Very, very thought-provoking. It should be watched by everyone around the world regardless of political views, and precisely because of that, fanatical, too passionate political positions, and I would add religion too, people regardless of their humanity and intelligence, and also the lack of, have been killing each other in the name of (you fill in the blank). Approximately a million people murdered because of their points of view, their disagreement with the State, or wrongly accused. How many people knew or know about this? Where was the-good-ol'-West to help stop this massacre or actually bring those responsible to justice? The director and everyone else involved in the production of this unique film have made something bold that ventures into the minds of those that have committed such crimes that it's easier for us to look away from... On an upbeat note, it was really nice to have dinner with those of you who were able to stick around after the film!

    6 · September 7, 2013

  • Miranda de M.

    The movie was intense, bizarre, funny, sad and scary rolled into one. I thought it had many layers and left me with a lot to think about. A really great film. The group afterwards was very cordial, good people all around.

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • Bendy W.

    Plan to be there, as long as I can finish up work on time.

    September 5, 2013

  • G

    Reminder: the promo and purchasing info can be seen right after one has RSVP'd (just as mentioned in the event description), you could update your RSVP to see it if you missed it the first time. However, if that's not the case because of your mobile device, you can always send me an email to which I can reply with the details. Click on the following link to email me (hidden emails won't get a reply): http://www.meetup.com/CULTURED-CIRCLES/message/?recipientId=8457799

    September 3, 2013

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