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A moral vacuum

The Act of Killing, directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, provides a unique and deeply disturbing insight into the ethical deadlock of global capitalism.  Can the monstrous orgy of torture and killing be publicly...

A glittering sea
of darkness

Joshua Openheimer experienced a surprising openness from mass murderers. This was the beginning of The Act of Killing.  In The Act of Killing American documentarist Joshua Oppenheimer lets former...

One film at a time?

Peter Wintonick & Orwa Nyrabia PW: Last month, in Amsterdam working to prep IDFA, I discovered that I have one of the rarest forms of liver cancer. The Dutch medical system is excellent, but I rushed...

Anything between poetry and political propaganda

Ally Derks & Debra Zimmerman DZ: Is it the 50th anniversary of DOX? AD: No, this is the 100th magazine. DZ: Ah, the 100th magazine…. AD: So congratulations to DOX, that is the first thing we...

A film like this…

Joshua Oppenheimer & Werner Herzog WH: The Act of Killing is not didactic at all, and I think that is one of the wondrous things about it, and one of its great strengths. The fact that everything we...

Body and breath

Emma Davie & Niels Pagh NA: You know, to me editing is not that important, it’s telling stories, it’s life that interests me. Editing is just, you know, a method. ED: Of course. NA: But we...

India gears up for the war of perceptions

How are documentaries on India produced, received and perceived in India? Filmmaker and critic Meenakshi Shedde, who is India Consultant to the Berlin and Dubai film festivals, sheds some light on the cinema...

The Burma Journal

Producer and international documentary ambassador Peter Wintonick recounts his findings as a jury member at the First Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival in the dawn of a new Burma.  I...

Somewhere between fiction, non-fiction and art

Tine Fischer, director of CPH:DOX, shares some of her favourite films from the last year of docs. THE ACT OF KILLING Directors Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn and Anonymous, Denmark, Indonesia,...