At the award ceremony of this year's CPH:DOX festival, Joshua Oppenheimer's The Look of Silence was named the best film of the headlining DOX:Award section.
Before presenting Oppenheimer with the award, jury representative David Wilson stated the reasons behind the jury's choice of the film, which competed alongside 14 other international documentaries:
"For the main award our debate was impassioned, clearly heated and even fiery. Our final decision was not unanimous, but perhaps that is fitting for a film that melds provocation with aesthetic brilliance. Set in a country where criminals and victims live today as neighbors, the film, which we elected, follows the path of a stunningly brave man named Adi, who seeks to meet face to face with the men who murdered his brother. This film is an act of research, digging into recent but clouded history, a philosophical meditation on memory and crime. We honor this work of art that, above all else, manages to break the silence".