Survey by Qualaroo

Director Focus: Joshua Oppenheimer

In the wake of Joshua Oppenheimer's much discussed recent documentary The Act of Killing we will show it alongside newly re-mastered versions of his early works in October and November.

Oppenheimer (b. USA 1974) was educated at Harvard and Central St. Martin's, London. His award-winning films include The Act of Killing (2012), The Globalisation Tapes (2003, co-directed with Christine Cynn) and The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase (1998). Based in Copenhagen and London, Oppenheimer is artistic director of the Centre for Documentary and Experimental Film at the University of Westminster, and has published widely on the themes of political violence and the public imagination.

The Act of Killing (Director's Cut)

The Act of Killing (Director's Cut)

Thursday 24 October 2013, 17:30 to 20:15
The much-discussed 'documentary of the imagination', in which former members of Indonesian death squads re-enact their own murders in the style of the American movies they love.
The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase + These Places We've Learned to Call Home

The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase + These Places We've Learned to Call Home

Thursday 21 November 2013, 18:30 to 20:30
A double bill of early Oppenheimer films, both of which employ his trademark mix of documentary and fiction to produce evocative, unsettling portraits of contemporary America.
The Globalisation Tapes

The Globalisation Tapes

Thursday 31 October 2013, 18:30 to 20:30
Oppenheimer's 2006 documentary exposes the devastating role of militarism and repression in building the 'global economy'.