The Look of Silence
Devastating sequel to the acclaimed THE ACT OF KILLING examines the genocide from the victim’s perspective, following a family of survivors as they discover how their son was murdered and confront his killers.
Joshua Oppenheimer’s powerful 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 Look of Silence couldn’t possibly equal its predecessor, but it’s still a wrenching and unforgettable experience.” ~THE CHICAGO READER