Filmed over six years, The Silence of Others reveals the epic struggle of victims from Spain’s dictatorship (1939–75) under General Francisco Franco. A powerful and poetic cautionary tale about fascism, and the dangers of forgetting the past, this award-winning 2018 documentary offers a cinematic portrait of the first attempt in history to prosecute Franco’s crimes, whose perpetrators have enjoyed impunity for decades because of a 1977 amnesty law. Executive produced by Pedro Almodóvar, the film brings to light a painful past that Spain is reluctant to face—even today, decades after the dictator’s death.

“A plea against inaction.” —The New Yorker

“Exceptionally moving …” —Documentary magazine

“A stirring documentary… a very necessary story, delivered with rigor and conviction.” —Hollywood Reporter

“This courageous, moving, lithe, necessary, and eye-opening documentary dares to demand the truth.” —Cineuropa

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Director
Robert Bahar and Almudena Carracedo
Released
2018
Language
Spanish with English subtitles
Country
USA/Spain/Canada/France
Running Time
96 minutes
Format
Digital, Color
Website
https://thesilenceofothers.com/