THE ACT OF KILLING

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Kas yra „karo nusikaltimai“ sprendžia nugalėtojai. Aš esu nugalėtojas. Todėl galiu pats nuspręst, kas yra kas.

JIn a country where killers are celebrated as heroes, the filmmakers challenge unrepentant death squad leaders to dramatize their role in genocide. The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass-murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit.

Festivals: 

Berlin International Film Festival – Panorama Audience Award, Ecumenical Jury Award; Robert Awards – Best Documentary; Sheffield Doc/Fest – Grand Prize, Audience Award; CPH:DOC (Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival) – Grand Prize; selected for Toronto International Film Festival.

Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn, anonimas

Joshua Oppenheimer was born 1974, Texas, USA. Educated at Harvard and Central St Martins, London. Joshua Oppenheimer has worked for over a decade with militias, death squads and their victims to explore the relationship between political violence and the public imagination. His award-winning films include These Places We‘ve Learnes to Call Home (1996), The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase (1998), The Globalization Tapes (2003) and numerous shorts.

 

 

 

 

 

Christine Cynn has been directing documentary and experimental films for the past 14 years. Educated at Harvard, and the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to Uganda, she co-directed The Globalization Tapes (2003) with Joshua Oppenheimer. She was a researcher on the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Genocide and Genre project.