The Act of Killing

I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a more compelling or terrifying trailer for any film, but as a documentary I wonder if I will be able to even watch this film?

In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Errol Morris (The Fog of War) and Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), the filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass killings in the style of the American movies they love. The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit. Shaking audiences at the 2012 Toronto and Telluride Film Festivals, The Act of Killing is an unprecedented film and, according to the Los Angeles Times, “could well change how you view the documentary form.”

Strong desire to raise goats

When I lived in Calgary, I mocked all the city kids who drove big trucks to pretend they were cowboys. But as time went on, I slowly began to want a truck. Places slowly seep into me. And, in the same way, being back in Saskatchewan, I kind of want to farm. Weird, right? Maybe just a hobby farm. And even though I’m pretty sure that goats are evil, after seeing this video I really want a goat. I already got the baby!