After The Act of Killing: Historical Justice and the 1965-66 Mass Killings in Indonesia
Date: Friday, 30 August 2013
Time: 11am – 8pm
Venue: Theatre 227, 234 Queensberry Street, The University of Melbourne
RSVP: 23 August 2013, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to 03 8523 94 92.
In 1965, together with civilian death squads, the Indonesian military killed 500,000–1,000,000 people. For 48 years the perpetrators of these killings have enjoyed complete impunity and are treated as national heroes. Joshua Oppenheimer’s multi-award winning film The Act of Killing has brought the Indonesian genocide to the attention of the world. Join us to discuss the 1965-66 mass killings; their background, implementation, aftermath and where to from here?
Speakers at the conference will include John Roosa from Vancouver, Max Lane, Vannessa Hearman, Annie Pohlman, Kate McGregor, Djin Siauw, Jessica Melvin, Sri Wahyuningroem, Ariel Heryanto in Melbourne and in Indonesia, Baskara T Wardaya, Hilmar Farid, Bonnie Triyana and Anonymous, co-Director of The Act of Killing with a Special Guest.
This event also includes the launch of the first book in the Herb Feith Translation Series, Truth Will Out: Indonesian Accounts of the 1965 Mass Violence, edited by Baskara T. Wardaya, translated by Jennifer Lindsay, Herb Feith Translation Series, Monash University Press.
Click here to read a letter of thanks from Baskara T. Wardaya S.J., editor of Truth Will Out.
SBS Radio Bahasa Indonesia, ‘Konperensi After the Act of Killing, 17 September 2013.
Monash News, ‘Shedding light on a dark history’, 20 August 2013.