THE LOOK OF SILENCE U.S. Trailer

Drafthouse Films have delivered the US trailer for The Look of Silence, a follow-up to Joshua Oppenheimer last year’s deeply affecting and critically-acclaimed documentary The Act of Killing.

Oppenheimer further explores the reverberating effects of the ’65 genocide on Indonesian culture, tracing the legacy of the genocide from the victim’s point of view, and following an optometrist on his search for the truth as he confronts his brother’s killers.

The Oppenheimer’s new documentary premiered at the 2014 Venice Film Festival, followed by the North American premiere at TIFF and the US premiere at NYFF. The Werner Herzog and Errol Morris-produced film is garnering the same rave reviews that The Act of Killing received. It will hit theaters on July 17th. Watch the teaser trailer below.

“You can’t imagine what would have happened.” Here’s the official synopsis:

The Look of Silence is Joshua 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. This unprecedented film initiates and bears witness to the collapse of fifty years of silence.

Joshua Oppenheimer Documentary