May 8 - 14, 2019
12:30 2:30 4:40 7:00 9:10
Wednesday, May 8 – Tuesday, May 14
PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY ALMUDENA CARRACEDO AND ROBERT BAHAR
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY PEDRO ALMODÓVAR
What if in the ‘60s you were sadistically tortured for your political beliefs – and the man responsible (Antonio González Pacheco, aka “Billy the Kid”) was now your neighbor? The bloody Spanish Civil War (1936-39) was followed by the Franco dictatorship that ended only with his death in 1975 – after which a law granted amnesty for crimes committed throughout this period. THE SILENCE OF OTHERS tackles the legal/political questions that this enforced obliviousness has created, and equally compelling, the existential conundrum of living in a nation in which no one has been charged with the murder of hundreds of thousands, buried in more than 2000 mass graves. A new movement in Spain confronts these hard truths. With the rise of authoritarian regimes around the world – and with human rights abuses being committed on our own border – this film could not be more timely.
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