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The Silence of Others

El silencio de otros

Original Name: El silencio de otros
English Name: The Silence of Others
Year: 2018
Run time: 96'
Language: Spanish
Type (Colour/ Black & White): Colour
Country: Spain
Director: Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar
Producer: Robert Bahar, Almudena Carracedo, Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar
Screenplay: Robert Bahar ,Almudena Carracedo ,Kim Roberts ,Ricardo Acosta
Cinematographer: Almudena Carracedo
Editor: Kim Roberts & Ricardo Acosta
Sound Designer: Steve Miller
Music Composer: Leo Heiblum & Jacobo Lieberman
Production Company: Lucernam Films, Semilla Verde Productions
World Sales: Cinephil
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Festivals

  • Berlinale 2018
  • FIFDH Geneva 2018
  • Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018
  • IDFA 2018
  • Hamptons IFF 2018

Selected Filmography:

  • Made in L.A. (Doc) 2007
  • The Silence of Others (Doc) 2018

Director's Biography:

Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar have directed and produced their debut collaboration work, the Emmy-winning documentary Made in L.A. in 2007. Individually, both of them have produced and directed multiple documentaries that have won many awards across different film festivals. Almudena herself is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Creative Capital Fellow, a Sundance Time Warner Documentary Fellow, a United States Artists Fellow, and the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Illinois Wesleyan University. Robert is a Creative Capital Fellow, Sundance Documentary Fellow. Silence of Others is another multiple award winning documentary from them.

Synopsis

José Galante cannot and will not accept that his torturer is living only a few metres away from him, unpunished. Maria Martín is fighting to ensure that her mother’s bones are exhumed from a mass grave and buried next to her father’s remains. However, an amnesty law passed by a large majority in the Spanish parliament in 1977 not only guaranteed the release of all political prisoners, but also prohibited prosecution of any of the crimes committed by Franco’s dictatorship. For this reason, many atrocities remain unsolved to this day. Over a period of six years, the filmmakers spoke to victims, relatives and human rights lawyers about their long-standing struggle to obtain admissions of guilt and the abolition of the amnesty law. Their film also describes how a movement that began in someone’s kitchen eventually succeeded in gaining sufficient awareness for suppressed injustice that an international trial was held, during which arrest warrants were issued against no fewer than twenty former perpetrators of Franco’s regime.

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