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The Silence of Others - w/ filmmaker Robert Bahar

Presented by California Film Institute and Downtown San Rafael Arts District at Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael CA

May 19 2019
The Silence of Others - w/ filmmaker Robert Bahar

Filmmaker Robert Bahar In Person!

When General Franco died in 1975, after a dictatorship spanning almost 40 years, the government of Spain devised an amnesty law that freed all political prisoners…but also cleared all perpetrators of crimes on behalf of his fascist regime.

Filmed over six years, this poetic and suspenseful documentary reveals the epic struggle of hundreds of Franco’s victims to organize a groundbreaking international lawsuit and fight the “pact of forgetting” around the crimes they suffered.

In Spain, survivors and human rights lawyers build a case that Spanish courts refuse to admit, and in Argentina, a judge takes on the case, using the principle of universal jurisdiction.

Winner of Best Feature Documentary at the Goya Awards (Spain’s Academy Awards).

Q&A with filmmaker Robert Bahar in person, following screening

ADMISSION INFO

General    $11.75
Seniors (60 and over)    $8.50
Youth (12 and under)    $8.50

CFI Members   $7 – no service fee for tickets purchased online

Contact: 4154541222

Email: rafaeltheater@cafilm.org

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Additional time info:

5:00 pm

Filmmaker Robert Bahar in person for Q&A following the film

VIDEOS

  • The Silence of Others Trailer

LOCATION

Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

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