The Silence of Others

Friday, January 11, 2019

A 1977 amnesty law in Spain known as “the pact of forgetting” prohibits legal action related to the oppression, torture, and murder of an estimated 100,000 people during Franco’s 40-year dictatorship. But for much of the population – including the survivor who passes his torturer’s home every day on the way to market, the children of forcibly disappeared parents found buried in mass graves, and parents still searching for their children seized at birth and handed to Franco’s allies – there is no peace in silence. Taking strength and inspiration from justice-seekers in Chile and Guatemala, the characters in THE SILENCE OF OTHERS fight an urgent battle to get recognition and admissions of guilt against state-imposed amnesia. From award-winning directors and executive producer Pedro Almodovar comes a powerful film about a country still divided four decades into democracy.

Official selection: Human Rights Watch Film Festival; Berlin Int’l Film Festival 2018 – Winner: Peace Prize & Panorama Audience Award for Documentary, Moscow Int’l Film Festival, Hot Docs Canadian Int’l Documentary Festival
  • Country USA/Spain
  • Language In Spanish with English subtitles.
  • Running Time 96 minutes
  • Director Robert Bahar, Almudena Carracedo
  • Producer Pedro Almodovar (Executive Producer)
  • Editor Kim Roberts, Ricardo Acosta
  • Cinematographer Almudena Carracedo

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