The Act of Killing - Discussion with filmmakers

Act of Killing, The
Voertaal: English

When & where?

vrijdag 22 maart 2013 - 19:00

Discussion with director Joshua Oppenheimer, producer Michael Uwemedimo & Stanley Prasetyo, former National Commission of Human Rights. Moderator is Saskia Wieringa, Universiteit van Amsterdam.


Stanley Yosep Adi Prasetyo is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from Satya Wacana Christian University, Salatiga. After his almamater, he took a very different path to become a professional journalist. In 1994 he founded theAlliance of Independent Journalist (AIJ). This resulted in him being dismissed from the official journalist's association, along with 12 other journalists, such that he was banned from working formally as a journalist. He continued to work as a journalist in an informal way assisting with the publication of underground publications to open the blockade on information in the Suharto era. In 2000 he became Director for theInstitute for Studies for the Free Flow of Information(ISAI), which produced many publications. He then worked in radio news at KBR 68H network. In 2006 he lead a team to found the School for Broadcast Media (SBM). In 2007-2012 he beccame a member of National Commission on Human Rights (KOMNAS HAM).  He has written and edited many books and articles concerning the media and human rights. In the last five years he has been a member range of human rights investigative teams concerning the May 1998 riots, East Timor, violance on Papua, Talangsari, 1965 massacre, mysterious killing on 1982-1985  and trained broad groups of people on human rights. He is presently a member of the Indonesian Press Council.


Joshua Oppenheimer - Born 1974, Texas, USA. Joshua Oppenheimer has worked for over a decade with militias, death squads and their victims to explore the relationship between political violence and the public imagination. Educated at Harvard and Central St Martins, London, his award-winning films include The Globalization Tapes, The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase, These Places We’ve Learned to Call Home and numerous shorts. Oppenheimer is Senior Researcher on the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Genocide and Genre project and has published widely on these themes.


Michael Uwemedimo (Rushington 1972) is a writer, curator and lecturer in Film at London’s Roehampton University. He was a founding member of the filmmaking collaboration Vision Machine. He was also involved in the People Live Here Campaign for victims of forced evictions in the Waterfront communities of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Michael Uwemedimo worked for CMAP, a collaborative organisation which combines local and international media advocacy with litigation, community empowerment and popular mobilisation. Michael Uwemedimo currently lives in Port Harcourt, where he is directing the Human City Project, a collaboration between different professionals and residents of the city’s massive slum communities. Michael Uwemedimo co-produced the opening film of the Movies that Matter Festival 2013, The Act of Killing.