The Silence of Others is being written, produced and directed by Emmy-winning filmmakers Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar . Their previous film, 'Made in L.A.' (MadeinLA.com), which tells the story of three Latina immigrants fighting for better working conditions in Los Angeles garment factories, was praised by The New York Times as “an excellent documentary... about basic human dignity.” Made in L.A. screened at 100+ film festivals, premiered on United States public television’s P.O.V. series and won numerous awards including an Emmy, the Henry Hampton Award and the Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism, among others. Made in L.A. was the subject of an innovative impact campaign, which led to 800+ community screenings reaching 30,000 people directly in 37 states (US) and 31 countries, in addition to millions who saw it on television around the world.
Born and raised in Spain, Almudena is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Creative Capital Fellow, a Sundance Time Warner Documentary Fellow, a United States Artists Fellow, and recipient of the ESTELA Award from the National Association of Latino Independent Producers. Prior to Made in L.A., she directed the short documentary Welcome, A Docu-Journey of Impressions, which won Silverdocs' Sterling Prize.
Robert is a Creative Capital Fellow, a Sundance Documentary Fellow and a Sundance Creative Producing Summit Fellow. He holds an MFA from USC’s School of Cinema-TV, which he attended on a Jacob Javits Fellowship. Prior to 'Made in L.A.', he directed the documentary 'Laid to Waste' and line-produced several independent films.