JOSHUA OPPENHEIMER'S NEW DOCUMENTARY, 'THE LOOK OF SILENCE', HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR THIS YEAR'S TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL / by Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda

The Look of Silence, a companion piece to his Oscar-nominated film, The Act of Killing, has been selected for this year's Toronto International Film Festival, where it will have its Canadian premiere.

The film follows a young optometrist as he attempts to bring the past into focus. The family discovers how their son was murdered during the Indonesian genocide -- as well as the identity of the men who murdered him.
The film documents the confrontation in the absence of any truth and reconciliation process, while the murderers remain in power.

The film is more than "the other side" of the story -- it is the story of the victims, as well as a rich essay on memory, time and death.