POV: The Look of Silence

About This Episode


Joshua Oppenheimer's The Look of Silence is the incredible story of a man confronting his brother's killers and demanding they accept responsibility for their crimes. Adi, an optometrist who survived the 1965 Indonesian genocide, takes this unimaginable step in a society where murderers remain in power. To break the spell of submission and terror, he forces them, and us, to reckon with his country's dark history.

A companion piece to Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing, The Look of Silence has been hailed as a "masterpiece" by The New York Times for bearing witness to the collapse of 50 years of silence.