Communism, Nationality, Independence: Southeast Asia’s 50 Years of Exploration
After the Second World War, Southeast Asia eagerly sought the right to self-determination. The old colonial powers attempted to return, while communist parties emerged. Violent suppression and the Red Terror took place. What was the outcome of this utopian experiment? Deeply influenced by religious beliefs, how did Southeast Asian countries build their own future?
About the Documentary
The Act of Killing
Directed by: Joshua Oppenheimer
A military coup took place in Indonesia in 1965, and the communist regime collapsed. To prevent communist revival, the new leader attempted to completely clean up the Indonesian Communist Party.