Almodóvar’s El Deseo production company presents this multiple award-winning documentary from madrileña filmmaker Carracedo and American director Bahar. In April 2019 we commemorate 80 years since the end of the Spanish Civil War, but also the beginning of a 40-year dictatorship; The Silence of Others captures the first attempt to bring to justice those accused of political crimes committed in the name of General Franco’s government. In a ground-breaking international court case, victims of re-education camps, child abduction and torture have come together to break their silence and confront the perpetrators. Filmed over six years, we follow survivors as they fight a state-sanctioned amnesia, and watch as sections of society begin to break away from the longstanding Pact of Forgetting to rally to the call for truth and justice.
Due to popular demand El Silencio de otros will have an additional screening on Thu 25 Apr.
Join us for a post-screening discussion on Sun 7 Apr led by Dr Shivani Pal, Age UK, and Prof Andy Willis, University of Salford & HOME’s Visiting Curator of Film.