The Act of Killing


VICE recently hosted a screening of upcoming documentary ‘The Act of Killing’ by Joshua Oppenheimer at Hackney Picturehouse, with a director Q&A by our very own head of production Al Brown.

The film follows the current lives of a handful of men who committed genocide in Indonesia between 1965 and 1966, as they take on the new role of filmmakers, gleefully reenacting the killings, murders, rapes and tortures that they committed so many years ago.

VICE spoke with Errol Morris and Werner Herzog, who both signed on as executive producers after seeing the film, about the frightening, hilarious, and at times otherworldly documentary.

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