ICTJ Forum: 'The Act of Killing,' Peru, and the Philippines



In this edition of the ICTJ Forum, ICTJ Communications Director Refik Hodzic discusses transitional justice in the news with Truth and Memory Program Director Eduardo Gonzalez and Reparative Justice Program Director Ruben Carranza.

The Forum examines the meaning and impact of the explosive new documentary “The Act of Killing” from director Joshua Oppenheimer, which features the perpetrators of atrocities against political dissidents and suspected sympathizers in 1960’s Indonesia. “The Act of Killing” emerged out of what was originally research for a post-doctoral thesis, and with the backing of acclaimed documentary filmmakers such as Errol Morris and Warner Herzog, it has turned into a cultural phenomenon that is sparking new discussions in the film and human rights communities.


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The ICTJ Forum also addresses events in Peru, where weeks of anti-government protests have brought new questions to justice in the country, which next week will mark the 10-year anniversary of the final report of its Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The forum also discusses events in the Philippines, which continues its peace negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

Read more about the discussion here