Wasserman screens 'Juche Strong,' 'The Act of Killing' with filmmakers

The program in Film, Television and Interactive Media will hold two upcoming events sponsored by the Edie and Lew Wasserman Fund.

On Oct. 3 at 7 p.m., filmmaker Rob Montz will be on hand for a screening of “Juche Strong,” which explores misconceptions about North Korea and argues that the propaganda-fueled national ideology has played an integral role in keeping the country together.

The Act of Killing” follows the story of Anwar Congo from small-time gangster to founding father of Indonesia's most powerful right-wing paramilitary organization. This film is about killers who have won, and the sort of society they have built. Unlike aging Nazis or Rwandan genocidaires, Anwar and his friends have not been forced to admit they participated in crimes against humanity. Instead, they have written their own triumphant history, becoming role models for millions of young paramilitaries. Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer will be on campus for the screening Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. This is a ticketed event.  

Both events will be held in the Wasserman Cinematheque, and are free and open to the community. For more information, contact Dona DeLorenzo.

Categories: Arts, International Affairs

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