The Look of Silence - Screening and Post-film Discussion at OFS Thursday

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 6:30pm

Evergreen professors Eric Stein and Larry Mosqueda will facilitate a post-film discussion following the screening of The Look of Silence, Thursday, September 24, 6:30 pm, at the Olympia Film Society, 206 5th Avenue SE, in downtown Olympia.  Produced by master filmmakers, Werner Herzog and Errol Morris, The Look of Silence is Joshua Oppenheimer's follow-up to the Oscar-nominated documentary The Act of Killing.

In this powerfully moving film, survivors of the 1965 Indonesian genocide face the men responsible for incomprehensible atrocities.  The focus is on Adi, a traveling optometrist, whose family was devastated by the past.  While giving eye exams and fitting glasses, Adi uses the opportunity to confront the aging perpetrators, challenging them to accept responsibility for the horrific events that have not only affected his family, but crippled the spirit of an entire nation.  

The film is in Indonesian with English subtitles. Tickets for this 6:30 pm screening can be purchased at the Capitol Theater box office 1/2 hour before showtime.   

The post-film discussion is sponsored by the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice.  For information, call (360)754-3998.