Project Southeast Asia has been contacted by Picturehouse, the distributors of the documentary THE ACT OF KILLING, released in the UK on 28 June 2013. The film explores the legacy of the 1965-66 massacres in Indonesia by having some of the perpetrators re-enact their killings. Picturehouse are conducting a special outreach campaign around the film, and are working closely with human rights campaigner Tapol (http://tapol.org) on using the film as an advocacy tool.
TAPOL campaigns for human rights, peace and democracy in Indonesia. They are based in the UK and work to raise awareness of human rights issues in Indonesia, including in the contested territory of West Papua. Founded on grassroots campaigning, TAPOL works closely with local organisations in Indonesia to advocate for truth and justice and encourage the international community to take action.
There will screenings of THE ACT OF KILLING around the UK from 28 June, including in Oxford on 4 July at 6.30 pm at the Phoenix Picturehouse in Jericho. Dr Kevin Fogg, University Lecturer on the History of Islam in Southeast Asia at the University of Oxford, will be chairing the Q&A session after the film screening in Oxford. Reviews of the film have previously highlighted the one-sided perspective and selective evidence presented in the film.
Please come along and invite your friends!