Acclaimed documentary The Look of Silence will screen in London with a special Q&A with director Joshua Oppenheimer (14 June)

Director Joshua Oppenheimer's companion piece and follow up to the haunting and powerful The Act of Killing has been garnering rave reviews and scooping up prizes on the awards circuit (it currently has over 18 wins at various festivals) so far. The Look of Silence is due to be released in the UK widely on 12 June (it also premieres at Sheffield Doc Fest a week before), but distributor Dogwoof have just announced a special event in the capital to mark its release .

At 6pm on Sunday 14th June, THE LOOK OF SILENCE will be simultaneously screened across the UK and Ireland in 90+ participating cinemas. The screening will then be followed by a Q&A with director Oppenheimer chaired by BAFTA-winning and Emmy-nominated filmmaker and broadcaster Louis Theroux (Louis Theroux: Transgender Kids).

The full list of participating cinemas can be found at 

The Look of Silence sees Oppenheimer continue his research into the dark past of Indonesia's  genocide campaigns. He explores the history of a family of survivors, who are trying to discover how their son was murdered and the identity of the men who killed him, and are spurred on by Oppenheimer's earlier film. The youngest brother is determined to break the spell of silence and fear under which the survivors live, and so confronts the men responsible for his brother’s murder – in a country where many of the killers remain in power and haven remorse.

More info here at



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