THE SILENCE OF OTHERS
by Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar
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 with intimate access 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.
Presented by: Pedro Almodóvar
Produced and Directed by: Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar
Executive Producers for El Deseo: Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García
Executive Producers for POV: Justine Nagan, Chris White
Executive Producer for ITVS: Sally Jo Fifer
Executive Producer for LPB: Sandie Vizquez Pedlow
Director of Photography: Almudena Carracedo
Editors: Kim Roberts, A.C.E, Ricardo Acosta, C.C.E
Composers: Leonardo Heiblum, Jacobo Lieberman
Sound Design: Steve Miller
Location Sound: Robert Bahar
A co-production of Semilla Verde Productions, POV, ITVS, and Latino Public Broadcasting
In association with El Deseo
With funding from Bertha Foundation and Corporation for Public Broadcasting
With additional support from Oak Foundation, Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, Catapult Film Fund, National Endowment for the Humanities, NYSCA, Democracy and Media Foundation, a Guggenheim Fellowship, Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund, Samuel Rubin Foundation, Wyncotte Foundation, United States Artists Fellowship.
DIRECTORS - ALMUDENA CARRACEDO & ROBERT BAHAR
The Silence of Others was written, produced and directed by Emmy-winning filmmakers Almudena
Carracedo and Robert Bahar. Their previous film, Made in L.A., which tells the story of three Latina immigrants fighting for better working conditions in Los Angeles garment factories, was praised by The New York Times as “an excellent documentary... about basic human dignity.” Made in L.A. screened at 100+ film festivals, premiered on United States public television’s POV series and won numerous awards including an Emmy, the Henry Hampton Award and the Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism, among others.
Born in Madrid, Spain, Almudena Carracedo has developed her professional career in the US, where she directed and produced her debut feature film, the Emmy-winning documentary Made in L.A. She is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Creative Capital Fellow, a Sundance Time Warner Documentary Fellow, a United States Artists Fellow, and the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Illinois Wesleyan University. Prior to Made in L.A., she directed the short documentary Welcome, A Docu-Journey of Impressions, which won Silverdocs’ Sterling Prize. In 2012 Almudena returned to Spain to begin work on The Silence of Others.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Robert Bahar lives and works between Madrid, Spain and Brooklyn, New York. He won an Emmy as producer/writer of the documentary Made in L.A., and he spearheaded a three-year impact campaign that brought the film to audiences around the world. Prior to Made in L.A., he produced and directed the documentary Laid to Waste, and line produced several independent films. Robert is a Creative Capital Fellow, a Sundance Documentary Fellow, and holds an MFA from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema and Television.
BERLINALE 2018 - AUDIENCE AWARD & PEACE FILM PRIZE〡SHEFFIELD DOC FEST 2018 - GRAND JURY AWARD〡IDFA 2018〡HOT DOCS 2018〡HAMPTOMS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 - SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD〡JI.HLAVA 2018 - BEST POLITICAL FILM AWARD
- New York Times
"Thoughtful, compassionate... emotionally acute... gripping."
"This is still a very necessary story, delivered with rigor and conviction."
- The Hollywood Reporter
"Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar’s documentary is monumental for its clamorous sounding of an alarm."
- Slant Magazine