The Silence of Others


The Silence of Others offers a cinematic portrait of the first attempt in history to prosecute perpetrators of crimes of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship (1939-1975), who, unbeknownst to much of the world, have enjoyed impunity for decades. Filmed with intimate access over six years, the story unfolds on two continents: in Spain, where survivors are building the case, and in Argentina, where a judge has taken it on using the principle of universal jurisdiction. The implications of the case are global, as Spain’s transition from dictatorship to democracy continues to be hailed as a model to this day. The case also marks an astonishing reversal, for it was Spain that pioneered universal jurisdiction to indict former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, and yet now an Argentine judge must bring Spain’s own past to light. The Silence of Others is directed and produced by Emmy-winning filmmakers Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar, and is Executive Produced by Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar, and Esther García. Completion expected in 2017.


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