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Wednesday, October 24 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Film Festival Screening: The Silence of Others

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95 mins. 2018

Seven years in the making The Silence of Others tells the story of victims and survivors of Franco’s 40-year crimes against humanity, who continue to fight for justice against state-imposed amnesia of his reign of terror. The film’s rollout in Spain – starting with major Spanish film festivals in October, cinemas nationwide in November and a likely national TV broadcast in the next spring – coincides with the fall of the conservative government.  The centre-left administration is receptive to “historic memory” issues making this documentary the right tool, in the right place, at the right political and cultural moment to catalyse public support for justice.

Post show speakers: José María “Chato” Galante is one of the victims/activists featured in The Silence of Others. He spent his youth fighting for democracy in Spain, earning him a total of 7 years in prison and brutal torture. In 2010 he and former activist colleagues formed an association to fight for justice. In 2012 they joined the Argentine Lawsuit calling for the extradition of perpetrators of state sponsored crimes. Originally from Philadelphia, film-maker Robert Bahar relocated to Spain to make The Silence of Others in collaboration with Almudena Carracedo. 

Wednesday October 24, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm CEST
Auditorium 15