After the overthrow of the Indonesian government in 1965, the new regime declared that anyone determined to be a communist is to be executed. The executions were not carried out by the military itself but by hired guns. Typically these death squads were run by local gangsters. No one responsible for these war crimes has ever been made to answer for these atrocities that cost untold numbers of people their lives. Decades later, directors Joshua Oppenheimer and Christine Cynn commemorate this dark period in Indonesian history by focusing their cameras on the men responsible.
first cousin once removed
The contrasting comfort and horror of losing your memory, to know and not know at once, is the inherent reality of Alzheimer's Disease. If you are to experience it, you are afforded the relief in allowing yourself to forget your weaknesses, faults, and mistakes, but that is paired against the absolute threat of not knowing the person before you in the mirror, next to you at your house, or staring at you from a collection of photos on your mantel.
There’s just something utterly captivating about hearing someone who’s nearly one hundred years young talk about life. Not just to talk about what they’ve seen or what parts of history they recall the most but just about living, about making a difference, about taking a stand. The tagline for Mel Gibson’s Braveheart was “Every man dies. Not every man really lives.”
Before this year’s LA Film Festival kicked off, we got some early predictions from Film Pulse writers Ernie Trinidad, Gina Kelly, and Elisha Male. Now that the festival has come to a close and the reviews are coming in, it seems like