< Back to In the News

WATCH: Werner Herzog‬ and 'The Look of Silence' director Joshua Oppenheimer 'Times Talks' Conversation


New York Times Op–Docs producer and curator Kathleen Lingo conducts the interview.

The Look of Silence, Oppenheimer’s powerful companion piece to the Oscar®-nominated The Act of Killing. Through Oppenheimer’s footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered, as well as the identities of the killers. The documentary focuses on the youngest son, an optometrist named Adi, who decides to break the suffocating spell of submission and terror by doing 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. 

Watch here.

Press Contact


All interview and appearance requests, or other press inquires, should be directed to our Communications team.

Find a Press Contact

Participant Media