Documenting Impact featuring “The Look of Silence” (OVEE screening, featuring clips and live chat)

Thursday, July 21, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
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Join us for an online OVEE screening featuring clips and conversation from from the Academy Award-nominated documentary The Look of Silence. Documenting Impact is a series that features in-depth conversations with filmmakers about the most pressing social issues of our time. 

More than 50 years after the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered, and learns the identities of his killers. The Look of Silence focuses on the family's youngest son, an optometrist named Adi, who decides to do something unimaginable in a society where the murderers remain in power: He confronts the men who killed his brother and, while testing their eyesight, asks them to accept responsibility for their actions. This unprecedented film initiates and bears witness to the collapse of 50 years of silence.

"'The Look of Silence,' is, I hope, a poem about a silence borne of terror--a poem about the necessity of breaking that silence, but also about the trauma that comes when silence is broken. Maybe the film is a monument to silence--a reminder that although we want to move on, look away and think of other things, nothing will make whole what has been broken."

                                                                                                                                                            - Joshua Oppenheimer, filmmaker

Through a partnership with OVEE, an online cinematic social visual experience created by ITVS, we'll screen the trailer, watch several clips, and conduct an interview with filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer and Director of Social Impact Media Rebecca Lichtenfeld from the Bertha Foundation, a principal funder of the film. 

We hope you'll join us for this thought-provoking online event and participate in our live conversation.

If you haven't seen the film, tune into the PBS broadcast premiere on June 27, or watch it free on from June 28 through July 11.

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