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19:00 - 21:00 6 June 2014

The Act of Killing (2012)


Garwood Lecture Theatre | South Wing (link Map)
UCL | Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Open

In our film and discussion series "Portraying Perpetrators" we consider the representation of perpetrators in documentary and feature films. Key questions that we will explore include: what is meant by the term ‘perpetrator’; the legacy of perpetrators over the generations; how perpetrators narrate their own actions; the place of individual agency and social mobilization in defining a perpetrator; and, crucially, the implications of our interest in and fascination with perpetrators.

We are showing the widely celebrated documentary "The Act of Killing", showing re-enactments of killings by former members of Indonesian death squads.

The film series is co-organized with the UCL European Institute.


Dr Christiane Wienand
+44 (0) 20 7679 7120 | c.wienand@ucl.ac.uk


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