‘The Act of Killing’ Wins a BAFTA

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On Sunday The Act of Killing won the BAFTA for Best Documentary, adding to its long list of worldwide wins, including ‘Best Film’ by The Guardian and Sight and Sound, as well as a nomination in the Oscars. The director Joshua Oppenheimer collected the award on the night. The documentary is about the 1965 genocide in Indonesia. Oppenheimer stated that his documentary is helping to catalyse a change about how the country talks about its past and stressed that the British and US governments have a “collective responsibility” for “participating in and ignoring” the genocide crimes.

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.