In Person: Filmmaker Almudena Carracedo - Real to Reel


Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Thu, May 9, 2019 7:30 PM


Real to Reel
Sponsored by Stu & Ginger Polisner

(El Silencio de Otros)

Thursday, May 9th at 7:30
$11 Members | $16 Public
In Person: Filmmaker Almudena Carracedo
Winner Panorama Audience Award for Best Documentary and Peace Film Prize, Berlin Film Festival 2018
A powerful new documentary reveals the epic struggle of the victims of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, who continue to seek justice to this day. Filmed over six years, the film follows victims and survivors as they organize the groundbreaking “Argentine Lawsuit” and fight a state-imposed amnesia of crimes against humanity.
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 people in The Silence of Others fight an urgent battle to get recognition and admissions of guilt. From award-winning directors Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar and executive producer Pedro Almodovar comes a powerful film about a country still divided four decades into democracy. (USA, Spain, 2019, 96 Mins., Spanish | Dir. Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar)