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  • ‘Look of Silence’ paints portrait of fear

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 15, 2015 | 2:21 pm

    In Joshua Oppenheimer’s searing new documentary, “The Look of Silence,” Adi Rukun, a 44-year-old Indonesian optician, watches a videotaped interview with two former death squad leaders who boastfully re-enact how they slaughtered prisoners during the purge of some 1 million...

  • ‘The Act of Killing’ shows underbelly of Indonesian reality

    July 24, 2013 | 5:14 pm

    There is a scene near the beginning of the documentary “The Act of Killing” in which Anwar Congo, a self-professed mass murderer, dances the cha-cha on the rooftop patio where he once beat people to a pulp before strangling them with chicken wire. 

    It’s a moment that’s hard to...