Must See Movies and Documentaries to help you understand Indonesia
The Act of Killing 2012
A powerful documentary that investigates the 1960s mass executions in Indonesia, when almost million people were killed. The director Joshua Oppenheimer encourages the former death-squad leaders to re-enact their crimes for the camera.
The Look of Silence 2014
Following on his 2012 documentary The act of Killing, in The Look of Silence Joshua Oppenheimer tells the story of a family that survived the 1965 genocide in Indonesia and confronts the men who murdered one of their son.
The Call from the Sea 2017
For centuries the Bajau people who are known as ‘sea nomads’, have been living their entire lives on the sea floating around the South-Western Indonesian. This short documentary shines light on the fragile state of the Ocean and the impact we all have on it’s future.
Wild Indonesia 2000
BBC three part documentary series about the wildlife and natural beauty of this amazing archipelago of more than 17,000 islands.
Eat Pray Love 2010
Based on a bestseller travel memoir by American author Elizabeth Gilbert (Julia Roberts) , who after her divorce and unsuccessful rebound relationship decides to spend a year traveling in Italy, India and Indonesia.