CPH:DOX 2014 wrap up

November 17th, 2014

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The documentary festival ended with a selection of five films available for free online

It lasted for ten days and included 200 screenings, but CPH:DOX 2014 finally came to an end over the weekend – with applause for a silence, or at least the look of one.

Danish/based, American director Joshua Oppenheimer was the big winner at the awards ceremony at Hotel d’Angleterre on Friday.

The documentary maker took home the main prize, the DOX:AWARD, for 'The Look of Silence', his follow-up to his 2012 film 'The Act of Killing'.

READ MORE: A fittingly chilling companion for 'The Act of Killing'

Oppenheimer taking the plaudits
In 'The Act of Killing', he tracked down former death squad leaders implicated in Indonesia’s communist purge during the 1960s.

In 'The Look of Silence', Oppenheimer revisited Indonesia to follow a family affected by the purge and their quest to confront the perpetrators who murdered their eldest son.

The documentary also won the Grand Jury Prize at the 71st Venice Film Festival held a couple of months ago.

Meanwhile, CPH:DOX wrapped up with a selection of five documentaries being streamed for free online.


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