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Joshua Oppenheimer        

Film Director Who Pushes the Boundaries of Fiction and Documentary; Known for "The Act of Killing"

Joshua Oppenheimer was born in 1974 in Texas. He 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" (2003, co-directed with Christine Cynn), "The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase" (1998, Gold Hugo, Chicago Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival), "These Places We've Learned to Call Home" (1996, Gold Spire, San Francisco Film Festival), "The Act of Killing," (2012) 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. He lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.


Werner Herzog and Joshua Oppenheimer on The Act of Killing
Werner Herzog and Joshua Oppenheimer on The Act of Killing, Genocide & Remorse. By Sean Manning at 11:57AM. "This movie is not gonna leave you until  ...
'Act Of Killing' Director Joshua Oppenheimer On Inclusion Of Killers ...
In the name of exposing a regime -- that of the 1965 Indonesian death squad responsible for the murders of over a million people -- Joshua Oppenheimer made ...
Movie Blog: Talking About 'Killing' With Joshua Oppenheimer « CBS ...
Listening to Joshua Oppenheimer is like listening to a waterfall. You sit down, ask the filmmaker a question and hundreds and hundreds of words pour forth.
Joshua Oppenheimer talks about 'The Act of Killing' - Washington Post
Here's how you interview Joshua Oppenheimer: Turn on recording device. Ask question. Allow approximately 55 minutes to one hour for the answer, which will ...

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