Film screening and debate

Tuesday 09 October 2018, 18:30 - 21:00

The Silence of Others


with HRW

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

From Executive Producer Pedro Almodovar, 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 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. The film was broadcast as Swiss Premiere at the 2018 International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights.

The Silence of Others (2018, 96 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles) will be followed by a panel discussion with: 

  • Zahira Araguete Toribio, SNF Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Geneva
  • Clive Baldwin, Senior Legal AdvisorHuman Rights Watch
  • Riccardo Bocco, Professor, Anthropology and Sociology, The Graduate Institute, Geneva (moderator)
  • Philip Grant, Director, TRIAL International

The screening is organised in partnership with Human Rights Watch.

Entry is free, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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“Unfolding with all the force of a classic political thriller by Costa-Gavras or Francesco Rosi... The Silence of Others emerges as a moving salute to the small victories of determined individuals.” – Screen Daily

The Silence of Others Excerpt from Semilla Verde Productions on Vimeo.