DRAFTHOUSE FILMS, VICE, VHX & THE FILMMAKERS TO DELIVER
‘THE ACT OF KILLING’ FREE TO PEOPLE OF INDONESIA
To Help Spur Social Change, The Year’s Most Acclaimed Documentary
Will Be Made Available For All Of Indonesia
It is announced today that Award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary film The Act Of Killing will be made available for free to the people of Indonesia in perpetuity – where a theatrical and home entertainment release has not been possible due to political reasons – through the joint efforts of the US distributor Drafthouse Films, global media company VICE, integrated digital platform VHX, Danish film production company Final Cut for Real ApS, and the Anonymous crew behind the film.
Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, executive produced by Werner Herzog and Errol Morris, and produced by Signe Byrge Sørensen, The Act Of Killing ventures deep into the imagination of former Indonesian death squad leaders, who are challenged to reenact their real-life killings in the style of the American movies they love; including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.
Beginning on September 30th – the anniversary of the start of the 1965-66 genocide in Indonesia – the film will be available as a free digital download geo-blocked exclusively for Indonesians throughout the country via www.actofkilling.com
This is truly a phenomenal film, The material isn’t easy to watch yet never graphic. It is a must see.