The Silence of Others at AFI Docs
Winner of the Berlinale Audience Award, “The Silence of Others” reveals the enduring struggle of victims of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under Franco.
AFI DOCS brings the best new documentaries to the Washington, D.C. area with an expanded footprint in the heart of D.C. The Festival has built a reputation for presenting compelling and engaging films that connect with audiences in theaters, and beyond. The 2018 AFI Docs will host the U.S. Premiere of the Spanish film The Silence of Others.
The Silence of Others
- Directed by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar, USA / Spain, 2018, 95 minutes.
- On June 16 at 12 pm. At AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
- On June 17 at 5 pm. At Landmark E Street Cinema, 555 11th St., NW, Washington, DC 20004.
Filmed over six years, the film follows victims and survivors of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under Franco as they organize the groundbreaking “Argentine Lawsuit” and fight a state-imposed amnesia of crimes against humanity. The documentary is directed by Emmy-winning filmmakers Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar and produced by Pedro Almodóvar and his team.
The film won the Berlinale Panorama Audience Award and Berlinale Peace Film Prize, was a Top Ten Audience Favorite at Hot Docs, and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sheffield Doc/Fest.