Christine Cynn has been directing documentary and experimental films for the past 14 years. For the last decade, she has been developing new ways to document the human imagination. Educated at Harvard, and the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to Uganda, she co-directed The Globalization Tapes (2003) and The Act of Killing (2012) with Joshua Oppenheimer. She has written screenplays for FilmFour and was a founding member of the Vision Machine Film Project in London. She was a researcher on the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Genocide and Genre project.

Accolades

Signe Byrge Sørensen and Joram Ten Brink and Christine Cynn and Anne Köhncke and Joshua Oppenheimer and Michael Uwemedimo and Anonymous Indonesians and Torstein Grude and Bjarte Mørner Tveit
Best Documentary Film, 2013

The Act of Killing

Best Documentary Film, 2013

The Act of Killing

Winner, Best Documentary Feature Film, 2013 Anwar Congo and his friends have been dancing their way through musical numbers, twisting arms in film noir gangster…

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Films

The Act of Killing
2013

The Act of Killing

Norway, United Kingdom, Denmark
2013

The Act of Killing

Winner, Best Documentary Feature Film, 2013 Anwar Congo and his friends have been dancing their way through musical numbers, twisting arms in film noir gangster…

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