By asking the perpetrators to restage their past crimes, the documentary The Act of Killing (J. Oppenheimer, 2012) deals with the trauma of the anticommunist genocide, occurred in Indonesia in 1965-66. According to Hannah Arendt's standpoints on human condition, the essay aims to analyze the film as a testimony of the detrimental effects caused by the undermined political sphere. On the one hand, the re-enactment of the traumatic experience shows the alienation of the subject from the social sphere. On the other, through the presentification of the guilt, any re-creation of the past highlights the performative nature of memory.
|Titolo tradotto del contributo||[Autom. eng. transl.] The act of Killing.The impunity and performance of memory|
|Numero di pagine||6|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2014|
- mediatic memory
- memoria mediale