Filmed over six years, The Silence of Others reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco as they organize a groundbreaking international lawsuit and fight a “pact of forgetting” around the crimes they suffered.
The Silence of Others has won more than 30 international awards, including the 2019 Goya for Best Feature Documentary (Spain’s Academy Award), Berlinale Panorama Audience Award, Berlinale Peace Film Prize, Sheffield Doc/Fest Grand Jury Award, Hamptons Film Festival Social Justice Award, and Best Foreign Documentary at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival. It was shortlisted for the 2019 Oscars.
The Silence of Others has been seen by more than 1.2 million people in Spain, where national broadcaster TVE called it “the film that everyone is talking about.” It has screened at festivals or cinemas in more than 45 countries. It premiered in U.S. theaters in May 2019 and will be shown on PBS’ POV series.
The Silence of Others is the second documentary feature from Emmy-winning filmmakers Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar (Made in L.A.) and is executive-produced by Pedro Almodóvar.
Director and cinematographer Almudena Carracedo will be on campus to present the film and engage in an audience discussion following the screening.
Sponsored by Hispanic Studies, History, Cinema Studies, Politics, PRESHCO, The Blanchard Fund, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives & Latin American Studies