The Act of Killing – Adi Zulkadry and Anwar Congo in full makeup. The film has been made available to watch for free online for all Indonesians from September 30, the anniversary of the 1965 military coup that led to the anti-communists purges across the country.
The Act of Killing – Joshua Oppenheimer took seven years to make the film using many local crew members, but did not know the impact it would have. "Ten years ago maybe too many people were actually involved, complicit with the military dictatorship... but now younger Indonesians are saying 'I want my country to function.'"
The Act of Killing – A dream sequence from the film where Congo mimes to the song "Born Free." Oppenheimer says that after the film Congo was to a certain extent a changed man: "I don't think Anwar has come to a place of resolve or remorse. but he is able to acknowledge he regrets what he's done now, he doesn't have the swagger he had about it anymore."
The Act of Killing – Some in Indonesia are still fearful of the impact the film might have, inciting some of the younger generation to seek retribution or spark renewed violence.
The Act of Killing – A scene from the film reenacting the massacre in the village of Kampung Kolam in northern Sumatra.