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THE SILENCE OF OTHERS (El Silencio de Otros)

Directed by Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar
96 min | 2018 | Spain | Not Rated
Presented in Spanish with English subtitles.
 

Executive produced by Pedro Almodóvar, The Silence of Others offers a cinematic portrait of the first attempt in history to prosecute crimes of Franco’s 40-year dictatorship in Spain (1939-1975), whose perpetrators have enjoyed impunity for decades due to a 1977 amnesty law. It brings to light a painful past that Spain is reluctant to face, even today, decades after the dictator’s death.

Filmed with intimate access over six years, the story unfolds on two continents: in Spain, where survivors and human rights lawyers are building a case that Spanish courts refuse to admit, and in Argentina, where a judge has taken it on using the principle of universal jurisdiction, which allows foreign courts to investigate crimes against humanity if the country where they occurred refuses to do so.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 @ 7:00 PM9:00 PM MDT

The City Library