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Disturbing, surreal and entirely engrossing, The Act of Killing has been making waves as much for its daring originality as for its chilling content. Joshua Oppenheimer dedicated a decade of his life to creating this beautiful, terrible vision, finding that in a society where glorified mass-murderers live amongst the families of their victims, he had to find a new kind of filmmaking to get to the heart of his subject matter.

By working with the perpetrators of the 1960s Indonesian genocide to re-enact their crimes in the glamorous, hyper-real style of Hollywood movies, Oppenheimer broke all the rules of documentary filmmaking, creating a genre-bending hybrid that is piercing on both a factual and emotional level.

Presented by Between the Lines in association with Picturehouse Docs, The Bertha Foundation and Tapol.

Between the Lines was a three-day festival organised by DocHouse and the Frontline Club in March 2013. In a series of follow up events we continued to explore the challenges facing documentary makers, investigative journalists and citizen reporters in the new media landscape.

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"Truly one of the most intensely unsettling, frightening, riveting films I've seen, maybe ever." – Indiewire

"A powerful piece of creative political documentary filmmaking." – Screen International