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‘The Act of Killing’ – documenting delusion

  • Ron Jenkins

New York | Thu, October 18 2012 | 10:32 am

PREMIUM For almost half a century, Indonesia has avoided public discussions of the mass murders committed in 1965 and 1966. Now, just as the nation’s National Commission on Human Rights has declared the killings a “gross violation of human rights”, a new documentary film offers a startling way to confront the crimes.  

Instead of investigating the facts behind the deaths, the film examin...