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Francisco Franco's victims confront past crimes in "The Silence of Others"

Courtesy Argot Pictures
Still from "The Silence of Others"



On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with the director of The Silence of Others, a documentary that tells the stories of victims of Spain’s dictatorship under General Francisco Franco and their search for justice.

The film follows survivors for six years in their struggle to ensure Spain faces its past and their efforts to organize a groundbreaking lawsuit that sought trials for crimes against humanity. How are survivors of Franco's dictatorship organizing against state-imposed amnesia?


Robert Bahar, an Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker, producer and writer, and co-director of The Silence of Others

Web Resources:

The Guardian: Franco’s shadow: reburial battle sees Spain confront its darkest days

Variety: Film Review: ‘The Silence of Others’

The New York Times: ‘The Silence of Others’ Review: Franco’s Victims Speak Out


Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.