Interview with Joshua Oppenheimer

The film-maker Joshua Oppenheimer discusses his film The Act of Killing with John Roosa. Oppenheimer explains how he came to focus on the story of one executioner who participated in the 1965–1966 massacres in Indonesia and how he came to film the perpetrators re-enacting the violence. The film, Oppenheimer notes, should be seen as an intervention into a climate of impunity rather than an attempt to document the events of 1965–1966.