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Doc Club online: The Silence of Others

Doc Club online: The Silence of Others

For the November edition of Doc Club online we will be watching and discussing The Silence of Others.

Filmed over six years, it reveals the epic struggle of the victims of Spain's 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, as they organise a groundbreaking international lawsuit and fight a government-sanctioned ‘pact of forgetting’ the crimes that they suffered. A cautionary tale about fascism and the dangers of forgetting the past.

Watch the trailer

Review: “The testimonials are precious” – Le Figaro

Watch the film via the BBC iPlayer

Join us on Facebook for a live Q&A via the Creative Folkestone Facebook page. The Q&A will start at 8.30pm so we suggest you start watching the film no later than 6.45pm.

The panel for the Q&A will include Robert Bahar and will be chaired by Larushka Ivan-Zadeh.

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh is the chief film critic of the Metro newspaper and a director of the Deal Film Festival.

Robert Bahar is an Emmy, Berlinale and Goya-winning documentary filmmaker. He relocated from Brooklyn to Spain to direct and produce The Silence of Others (2018), in collaboration with Almudena Carracedo. Executive Produced by Pedro Almodóvar and seven years in the making, "The Silence of Others" has won over 40 international prizes, including the 2019 Goya for Best Documentary Feature (Spain's Academy Award equivalent), the Platino Award (IberoAmerican Academy Award equivalent), the Berlinale Panorama Audience Award, Berlinale Peace Film Prize, and the Grand Jury Prize at Sheffield Doc/Fest. It was shortlisted for Best Documentary Feature for the 91st Academy Awards and was nominated for a European Film Award. Robert won an Emmy as producer/writer of the documentary Made in L.A. (2007).

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