Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS)

Film Screening + Q&A: "The Silence of Others"

Friday, February 28, 2020

6:30pm – 8:30pm

List Art Building Room 120, 64 College Street 

Campus screening of the award-winning social justice documentary The Silence of Others followed by a Q&A Discussion with Filmmaker Almudena Carracedo. The Silence of Others (2018) follows victims of Spain's decades-long dictatorship as they organize a groundbreaking international lawsuit and fight a "pact of forgetting" around the crimes and injustices suffered under the 1939-1975 rule of General Francisco France. With the global rise of authoritarian regimes and ultra-right parties, the film offers a cautionary tale about fascism's long shadows and the dangers of forgetting the past, raising profound questions about how societies grapple with legacies of state violence and perpetrators of crimes against humanity living alongside their victims in democratic times. Free and open to the public. 

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