The Silence of Others

2018 | Spain, USA | NR | 96 min.
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Bijou by the Bay Sat, Aug 4, 2018 6:00 PM
Central High School Auditorium Sun, Aug 5, 2018 9:00 AM
Film Info
Section:Foreign Documentary
Release Year:2018
Runtime:96 min.
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Production Country:Spain
Original Language:Spanish
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Robert Bahar
Almudena Carracedo
Produced by:Robert Bahar
Almudena Carracedo
Screenwriter:Ricardo Acosta
Robert Bahar
Almudena Carracedo
Kim Roberts
Cinematography:Almudena Carracedo
Editing By:Ricardo Acosta
Kim Roberts


It’s hard to come to terms with your past. But in modernSpain, it can be excruciating. In 1977, the Spanish parliament passed the controversial “Amnesty Law," which pardoned members of General Franco’s regime—a regime that tortured and killed nearly 100,000 Spaniards. And while forty years may have passed, the victims of Spain’s dictatorship continue to fight a state-imposed amnesia and for long overdue justice in this still-divided country. While a woman battles to exhume her father’s bones from a mass grave, the men responsible for those unmarked graves walk the street with impunity. Executive produced by acclaimed auteur Pedro Almodóvar, this expertly researched film that took home an audience award at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival, chronicles the struggles of a movement that strives for the small victories in a torn democracy. IN PERSON: Director Robert Bahar.