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23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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The Silence of Others

director: Robert Bahar, Almudena Carracedo
original title: The Silence of Others
country: United States, Spain
year: 2018
running time: 96 min.
Czech Premiere

synopsis

A chronicle of institutional displacement of the mass genocide by the Francoist clergo-fascist regime in Spain. An amnesty along with the so-called “Pact of Forgetting” (1977) have erased political crimes and made over one thousand victims of terror invisible. Historic images and dozens of survivor testimonies present a survey of the struggle against collective amnesia. 

biography

Almudena Carracedo (1972) is a Spanish director and author of the award-winning film Made in L.A. (2007). Together with the American filmmaker and producer Robert Bahar (1975), she spent six years working on The Silence of Others in the U.S. 

more about film

producer: Almudena Carracedo, Robert Bahar, Lucernam Films , American Documentary
photography: Almudena Carracedo
editing: Kim Roberts, Ricardo Acosta

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