12-18 November 2018

El silencio de otros (The Silence of Others)

Almudena Carracedo, Robert Bahar

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El silencio de otros (Almudena Carracedo, Robert Bahar)
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Filmed over six years, El silencio de otros follows the victims and survivors of Franco’s regime as they bring an Argentinian lawsuit on crimes against humanity committed during the civil war and dictatorship in Spain, a country that made a pact "to forget” its past crimes. What happens when a country has to face up to its past after so many years of silence? Can justice be done years later? This film explores universal questions on how a dictatorship can give way to democracy and what individuals can do to fight silence and call for justice.


Almudena Carracedo (Madrid) developed her career in the United States, where she directed and produced her debut feature, Made in L.A. (2007). She is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Creative Capital Fellow, a Sundance Time Warner Documentary Fellow, a United States Artists Fellow and the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Illinois Wesleyan University. In 2012 she returned to Spain to begin work on El silencio de otros.
Robert Bahar (Philadelphia) lives and works between Madrid and Brooklyn. He wrote and produced the documentary Made in L.A. (2007) and directed and produced the documentary Laid to Waste. He is a Creative Capital Fellow and a Sundance Documentary Fellow and holds an MFA from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television.


  • Country Spain, United States
  • Year 2018
  • Format Digital
  • Running time 96 min
  • Image Colour
  • Language Spanish
  • Subtitles English
  • Production company Semilla Verde Productions, Lucernam Films, American Documentary, POV, Independent Television Service, Latino Public Broadcasting, El Deseo
  • Producer Almudena Carracedo, Robert Bahar, Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García, Justine Nagan, Chris White, Sally Jo Fifer, Sandie Vizquez Pedlow, Steven Silver, Neil Tabatznik, Robin Smith
  • Screenplay Robert Bahar, Almudena Carracedo, Kim Roberts, Ricardo Acosta
  • Photography Almudena Carracedo
  • Editor Kim Roberts, Ricardo Acosta
  • Music Leonardo Heiblum, Jacobo Lieberman
  • Contact [email protected]


Berlinale - Peace Film Prize & Audience Award Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize


Wednesday 14, 21.15 h — Teatre CCCB
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Presented by Almudena Carracedo, Chato Galante