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Amazing, unique, wrenching journalism.,
This review is from: The Act of Killing [DVD] (DVD)
I won't go into details, but this film describes in intimate details how a human can become desensitised to the suffering of his fellow humans.
It shows how even the most brazen of perpetrators are not immune to human emotions, or feelings of regret, no matter how they try to portray otherwise.
It shows how screwed up humanity is for this to be allowed to happen, and for the people responsible for it to go unpunished.
It shows, in stark relief, how easily entire societies are manipulated to believe that the most evil actions are somehow justified, using herd mentality and fear as tools.
It scares me rigid. It's not for the faint of heart, or those easily disturbed, but it's essential journalism, and a means of learning for all humans.