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Tanah Tumpah Darahku — Rethinking Violence, Drama, and History with “The Act of Killing”

Tanah Tumpah Darahku — Rethinking Violence, Drama, and History with “The Act of Killing”

Indonesia, tanah airku, tanah tumpah darahku. Indonesia, my land and sea, the land for which my blood spills. -Indonesian National Anthem * * * History is so infamously known for being written by its victors. Those who win plant the flags, win the battles and get charged as innocent in justice trials. In the context of the 1965 massacre in Indonesia, right-wing death squad leaders were the victors, as they boldly proclaim that “history is written by the winners, and…

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