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Joshua Oppenheimer at French cinema release
|Born||Joshua Lincoln Oppenheimer
September 23, 1974
Texas, United States
Life and career
Oppenheimer was born in Austin, Texas, and grew up in and around Washington, DC, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Oppenheimer received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) summa cum laude in filmmaking from Harvard University. And a Ph.D. from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, while studying on a Marshall Scholarship.
From 2004 to 2012, he produced a series of films in Indonesia. His debut feature film, The Act of Killing (2012), premiered at the 2012 Telluride Film Festival. Since then it has won many prizes world-wide, including the European Film Award for Best Documentary, a Panorama Audience Award, as well as a Prize of the Ecumenical Jury from the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. The Act of Killing was also given the Robert Award by the Film Academy of Denmark, as well as a Bodil Award by Denmark's National Association of Film Critics. The Act of Killing was also awarded Aung San Suu Kyi Award at Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival 2013 
- Hugh (1995)
- These Places We've Learned to Call Home (1996)
- The Challenge of Manufacturing (1997)
- The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase (1997)
- The Globalisation Tapes (2003) (With Christine Cynn, co-director)
- A Brief History of Paradise as Told by the Cockroaches (2003)
- Market Update (2003)
- Postcard from Sun City, Arizona (2004)
- Muzak: a tool of management (2004)
- Show of Force (2007)
- Several Consequences of the Decline of Industry in the Industrialised World (2008)
- The Act of Killing (2012)
- Acting on AIDS: Sex, Drugs & Politics (Acting on AIDS). London & New York: Serpent's Tail, 1997, ISBN 1-85242-553-9, ISBN 978-1-85242-553-1. (With Helena Reckitt, co-editor.)
- Going through the motions and becoming other. (With Michael Uwemedimo, co-author). In: Chanan, Michael, (ed.) Visible evidence. Wallflower Press, 2007. London, UK. (In Press)
- History and Histrionics: Vision Machine's Digital Poetics. (With Michael Uwemedimo, co-author). In: Marchessault, Janine and Lord, Susan, (eds.) Fluid screens, expanded cinema. University of Toronto Press, 2007, Toronto, Canada, pp. 167–183. ISBN 978-0-8020-9297-7.
- Show of force: a cinema-séance of power and violence in Sumatra's plantation belt. (With Michael Uwemedimo, co-author). In Critical Quarterly, Volume 51, No 1, April 2009, pp. 84–110. Edited by: Colin MacCabe. Blackwell Publishing, 2009. ISSN 0011-1562.
- Killer Images: Documentary Film, Memory and the Performance of Violence. (With Joram Ten Brink, co-author). Columbia University Press (28 Feb 2013), ISBN 0231163347, ISBN 978-0231163347
- "They're desperately trying to run away from the reality of what they've done," says Oppenheimer, a 38-year-old Harvard graduate now based in Copenhagen The Guardian
- Interview with Joshua Oppenheimer "Originally hailing from Texas, Joshua Oppenheimer now makes his home in Copenhagen, Denmark" Bomblog
- Awards for The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase. Internet Movie Database.
- Awards from 63rd Berlin International Film Festival for The Act of Killing. Internet Movie Database.
- Robert Award & 66th Bodil Awards for The Act of Killing. Internet Movie Database.
- Aung San Suu Kyi Award. Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival 2013
- Joshua Oppenheimer Extended Interview. The Daily Show.
- "Oscars: Main nominations 2014". BBC News. Retrieved 2014-01-16.
- Joshua Oppenheimer at the Internet Movie Database
- Sheerly Avni, Filming the 'Killing' Fields: Joshua Oppenheimer on Making 'The Act of Killing', The Jewish Daily Forward, January 4, 2013