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MacArthur Fellows: Meet six 'genius grant' winners from the arts
MacArthur Fellows: Meet six 'genius grant' winners from the arts

The film director behind "The Act of Killing," the playwright of "The Whale" and the author who wrote the graphic memoir "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic" were among the 2014 class of MacArthur Fellows announced Tuesday. Six arts figures each will receive the prize, commonly known as a "genius grant," of $625,000 over five years. They are: Joshua Oppenheimer: The director of the acclaimed Indonesian genocide documentary "The Act of Killing" is considered an innovator in the documentary form. The U.S.-born, Denmark-based filmmaker, 39, is best known for his 10-year project that examined the purge of an estimated 500,000 suspected Communists in...

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