Film screening and discussion with the filmmaker, Dr. Robert Lemelson
The moving feature-length documentary film is about one of the largest but least known mass-killings of the 20th century. The film follows the compelling testimonies of four individuals and their families affected by General Suharto's bloody purge of suspected "communists" in Indonesia, where an estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 people were systematically killed in 1965-66. For more information on the film, see www.40yearsofsilence.com.
The film will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Dr. Robert Lemelson, and Consul Fiki Oktanio of the Indonesian Consulate, Los Angeles.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
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Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Elemental Productions; Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia, Los Angeles.