Friday November 15  @  7:30 pm

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Pt Richmond Community Center

139 Washington Ave

Point Richmond


THE SILENCE OF OTHERS reveals the epic struggle
of victims of Spain's 40-year dictatorship under
General Franco, who continue to seek justice to
this day.  Filmed over six years, the film follows
victims and survivors as they organize the
groundbreaking "Argentine Lawsuit" and fight a
state-imposed amnesia of crimes against humanity
in a country still divided four decades into democracy.

The phrase ‘forgive and forget’ is a familiar and
enduring one, but how true does it ring? For the
people of Spain post-Franco dictatorship in 1975,
whether they felt ready to forgive those on the
side of Franco who killed millions of civilians or
not, the state sanctioned a nationwide ‘pact of
forgetting.’ Both this and an amnesty law protecting
those who committed crimes in the name of his regime
means justice has never been truly restored.

Almost surprisingly, there are some victories. The
lives of murdered family members cannot be restored,
but even a woman at 88 years old demands and recovers
the bones of her murdered father who is hidden in a
mass grave. The de-burial is an emotional moment as
it’s not just the bodies that are recovered, but
acknowledging and uncovering the skeletons kept in
Spain’s underground closet that makes history no
longer a secret, but a statement.

The Silence Of Others gives the people of Spain a
voice, which rightfully immortalises the past. Those
fighting for justice are also able to hear their
own interviews where they cathartically recall
traumatising experiences from the Franco era,
underlining how remembering is more powerful than
forgetting, and aids forgiving.

Emmy-winning Filmmakers Almudena Carracedo and Robert
Bahar (Made in L.A.). Executive Producers:  Pedro
Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar, and Esther García.

In Spanish with English Sub-titles; 2.01 hrs
IMDB 8.0  TomatoMeter 100%

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