2015 Best Documentary Winner

The Look of Silence


Given that The Act of Killing won the golden stake in 2013 I did sort of want to go a different direction this year, but at the end of the day I couldn’t.  Oppenheimer has simply stumbled upon such a fascinating topic that the audience once again can’t look away.  At the same time one is left feeling like this whole two film project has only sort of scratched the surface of what happened during that era.  Oppenheimer is apparently no longer welcome in Indonesia, so I suppose his next project will be on a different topic and I certainly look forward to seeing what that will be.

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