Joshua Oppenheimer

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icon-jorgensen-lectureJorgensen Guest Filmmaker Series

Joshua Oppenheimer

  1. Thursday, March 6, 2014 3:00 p.m.
Joshua Oppenheimer
The lecture is being presented and hosted by UB Films. Special thanks to Brandon Walsh, Greta Smith, and Caroline Ellert.


For information on the Act of Killing screening, visit here.

JOSHUA OPPENHEIMER Born 1974, Texas, USA. Joshua Oppenheimer has worked for over a decade with militias, death squads and their victims to explore the relationship between political violence and the public imagination. Educated at Harvard and Central St Martins, London, his award-winning films include THE GLOBALIZATION TAPES (2003, co-directed with Christine Cynn), THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE (1998, Gold Hugo, Chicago Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival), THESE PLACES WE’VE LEARNED TO CALL HOME (1996, Gold Spire, San Francisco Film Festival) and numerous shorts. Oppenheimer is Senior Researcher on the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Genocide and Genre project and has published widely on these themes.


Filmography (Forthcoming)
- THE LOOK OF SILENCE (working title, documentary, 2013)

Filmography (as Director)
- SHOW OF FORCE (short, 2007)
- THE GLOBALIZATION TAPES (documentary, co-directed with Christine Cynn, 2003)
- LAND OF ENCHANTMENT (short, co-directed with Christine Cynn, 2001)
- THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE (50 mins, 1997; Gold Hugo, Chicago Film Festival, 1998; Telluride Film Festival, 1997; Best Experimental Film, New England, 1998)
- THESE PLACES WE’VE LEARNED TO CALL HOME (short, 1997; Gold Spire, San Francisco Film Festival, 1997)