The Silence of Others Film Screening

Date and time: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 06:30
Film Society of Lincoln Center

On June 19 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Human Rights Watch presents The Silence of Others, a film that captures the first attempt in 77 years to prosecute crimes of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco (1939-1975). In a groundbreaking international court case, victims of re-education camps, child abduction, torture, and extra-judicial killings have come together to break their silence and confront perpetrators who, unbeknownst to much of the world, have enjoyed impunity for decades. Through the compelling contemporary story of the case and the personal journeys of several of its plaintiffs, The Silence of Others explores the shadows the past still casts upon the present in Spain. Taking strength and inspiration from justice-seekers in Chile and Guatemala, the characters in the film fight an urgent battle to get recognition and admissions of guilt against state-imposed amnesia. 

The screening will be followed by panel discussion with filmmakers Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar, Fernando Travesi, Executice Director, ICTJ, Chato Galante, a film subject, and Param-Preet Singh, Assoc Dir, International Justice Program, HRW. Moderated by Emma Daly, Communications Director, HRW. 

Tickets Available Here