Joshua Oppenheimer, 115 minutes, Denmark, 2012.
Sponsored by the United Nations Association of Greater Boston
In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Errol Morris (The Fog Of War) and Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), the filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings in the style of the American movies they love. The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass-murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit.
A discussion will follow with David Kishik Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies.
Check out Emerson alum Shakala Alvaranga’s interview with the director at the 2014 Academy Awards: