I had not intended to put up another post for a while, but after listening to an interview with Joshua Oppenheimer on Sam Harris’s podcast Waking Up, I decided to watch Oppenheimer’s documentary The Act of Killing. What I found compelled me to write a review here immediately. I am not an avid viewer of documentaries, but the concept behind this film stood out. We not only follow the life of an aged murderer, but we see a moral journey wherein a murderer realizes, in his twilight years, the devastation and cruelty he committed when young.
This trailer does not do the documentary justice, so I highly encourage you to find The Act of Killing on Netflix and just start streaming it from start to finish.
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