Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look Of Silence, the director’s follow up to his critically acclaimed 2012 documentary The Act Of Killing, took the Best Feature award at the 2015 International Documentary Association Awards yesterday. The film follows a man’s attempt to track down the men who killed his brother during the Indonesian anti-communist purges in the 1960s.
The Look Of Silence faced some stiff competition in the form of its fellow nominees Amy, the film that looked at the life of late singer Amy Winehouse, Stanley Nelson’s The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution, Listen To Me Marlon, Stevan Riley’s film built off of years of audio recordings of actor Marlon Brando, The Russian Woodpecker and What Happened, Miss Simone? about singer and activist Nina Simone.
Listen To Me Marlon, The Russian Woodpecker and Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck didn’t go home empty-handed, however, as they won the Best Writing, Cinematography and Editing awards respectively.
Here is the complete list of film winners –
Best Feature – The Look of Silence, Director – Joshua Oppenheimer
Best Short – Last Day Of Freedom, Directors – Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman
Pare Lorentz Award – How to Change The World, Director – Jerry Rothwell
Best Cinematography – The Russian Woodpecker, Cinematography by Artem Ryzhykov
Best Editing – Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, Edited by Joe Beshenkovsky and Brett Morgen
Best Writing – Listen To Me Marlon, Written by Stevan Riley, Co-Writer Peter Ettedgui
Best Music – Best Of Enemies, Original Score by Jonathan Kirkscey
ABC News VideoSource Award – Best of Enemies, Directors – Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville