Shalahuddin Siregar

Ethics Behind the Look of Silence

The Look of Silence was celebrated and supported by human rights activists. National Commission on Human Rights even provided a letter of support for the film screenings in Indonesia. The questions are, how could they support a film which exploited its subjects, a film that creates a new stigma against the powerless, a film which has questionable ethics in its making? Is it true that we do not need ethics in our fights for human rights?... Read More
Shalahuddin Siregar

Shalahuddin Siregar

His career as a documentary filmmaker began when he was chosen as one of the finalists of Eagle Awards in 2005. Five years later, he released his first feature-length documentary, The Land Beneath the FogIn 2011. Besides making movie, he also writes and takes photograph. For him, film, photograph, and writing are only a medium. What’s important is the stories that are told through them.

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