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Oscar-Nominated 'Act of Killing' Urges Indonesia to Face Its Genocidal Past

The bloody beginning of Indonesian President Suharto’s 32-year dictatorial reign is the focus of the Academy Award-nominated film The Act of Killing.    From the title alone, it’s clear this nominee for Best Documentary Feature pulls no punches in seeking clarity on the frenzy of terror that gripped the Southeast Asian nation during the mid-1960s. “Of course, it’s a huge honor for us, but much more importantly, it’s a really important moment for the survivors and the victims...

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