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        The Look of Silence Lesson Plan Clips

        Establishing U.S. foreign policy involves making an unending series of decisions about which governments to treat as allies, which to oppose, when to intervene (and in what ways) and when to stay home. These decisions can be exceptionally complex when authoritarian leaders who support U.S. political and/or economic goals also commit atrocities against their own people. That was the case in 1965, when the Indonesian government killed an estimated 1 million of its citizens in the name of fighting communism.

        The Look of Silence Lesson Plan Clip 1

        Adi Rukun, whose brother, Ramli, was killed during the genocide, watches footage from an NBC news report.

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        The Look of Silence Lesson Plan Clip 2

        Two death squad members describe how they killed Adi’s brother, Ramli. They also explain why the army directed civilians do the killing.

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        The Look of Silence Lesson Plan Clip 3

        Adi interviews his mother about what it is like to live in a country being run by the people responsible for her son’s murder.

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        The Look of Silence Lesson Plan Clip 4

        Amir Siahaan describes the genocide and talks about why America should reward the perpetrators for the killings.

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