The Act of Killing

A CAS Roundtable


The editors of Critical Asian Studies invited thirteen noted scholars and activists to share their thoughts on the award-winning, controversial film by director Joshua Oppenheimer on the killings in Indonesia in 1965–66: The Act of Killing. Contributors are Robert Cribb, Jacqui Baker, Adam Tyson, Ariel Heryanto, Galuh Wandita, Vannessa Hearman, Gerry van Klinken, John Roosa, Leslie Dwyer, Katharine McGregor, Saskia Wieringa, Sylvia Tiwon, and Laurie Sears. (See

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