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  • Korean-American Wins Grand Prix in Copenhagen
  • by JANG Sung-ran /  Nov 20, 2012
  • THE ACT OF KILLING wins Grand Prix at the Copenhagen Int'l Documentary Film Festival
     
     
    A second generation Korean-American filmmaker has won the Grand Prix at the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (CPH:DOX). The organizing committee of the festival announced this on the festival homepage on November 11th local time. The award-winning documentary is 159 minutes long and it was co-directed by Christine SHIN (Korean name: SHIN Hye-soo) and British filmmaker Joshua OPPENHEIMER. The film explores the themes of war crimes and human nature by examining a small fishing village during the time of the 1965 Indonesian military coup.
     
    The jury said the film recreates the madness of the past which still has resonance in the present day. SHIN's second feature-length documentary The Act of Killing was also invited to the Toronto International Film Festival. SHIN was born in New Jersey and graduated from Harvard University in 1996. Since 1998, she has lived in London and worked as producer and director as well as a script writer.
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