Deep Vellum Publishing and The Wild Detectives present The Look of Silence
Deep Vellum Publishing and The Wild Detectives proudly present a special screening of The Look of Silence, 2016 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature.
The film will include an exclusive Q&A with Deep Vellum Publishing author Leila Chudori, Indonesia’s most prominent and outspoken female author and journalist. Ms. Chudori has worked at the renowned Indonesian news magazine Tempo since 1989, where she is now Senior Editor. Her novel, Home, was one of the first novels in Indonesia to explore the history of the Suharto regime's atrocities during the 1965 anti-Communist massacre and its aftermath to Suharto's overthrow in 1998.
The Look of Silence is Joshua Oppenheimer's powerful companion piece to the Oscar®-nominated The Act of Killing. Through Oppenheimer’s footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered, as well as the identities of the killers. The documentary focuses on the youngest son, an optometrist named Adi, who decides to break the suffocating spell of submission and terror by doing something unimaginable in a society where the murderers remain in power: he confronts the men who killed his brother and, while testing their eyesight, asks them to accept responsibility for their actions. This unprecedented film initiates and bears witness to the collapse of fifty years of silence.
The Wild Detectives will be selling a range of Deep Vellum Publishing titles in the lobby, both before and after the screening and Q&A.