Directors: Almudena Carracedo, Robert Bahar

  • COUNTRY : United States, Spain


The Silence of Others reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain's 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, who continue to seek justice to this day after parliament passed a general amnesty law in 1977 prohibiting the prosecution of any crimes committed by Franco's dictatorship. While Chile and South Africa formed truth and reconciliation committees to face their human rights violations, Spain's imposed near-total historical amnesia, resulting in a country that is still radically divided four decades into democracy. The film follows a band of courageous survivors who launch the groundbreaking Argentine Lawsuit, a case against Franco conspirators based on international human rights laws and filed in Buenos Aires. Seven years in the making, The Silence of Others is the second documentary feature from Emmy-winning filmmakers Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar (Made in LA). Executive produced by the Almodóvar brothers and winner of the 2018 Berlinale Panorama Audience Award, this rousing testimonial reveals not only how deeply the past can scar, but how willingly it is forgotten.

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