The Silence of Others

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Filmed over six years, The Silence of Others reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, as they organize a groundbreaking international lawsuit and fight a “pact of forgetting” around the crimes they suffered. A cautionary tale about fascism and the dangers of forgetting the past.


Directed:Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar
Executive Produced:Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García; Justine Nagan, Chris White; Sally Jo Fifer; Sandie Viquez Pedlow
Produced:Semilla Verde Productions, Lucernam Films, American Documentary
Camera:Almudena Carracedo
Editor:Kim Roberts, ACE & Ricardo Acosta, CCE
Music:Leo Heiblum & Jacobo Lieberman
Sound Design:Steve Miller



ALMUDENA CARRACEDO & ROBERT BAHAR The Silence of Others was written, produced and directed by Emmy-winning filmmakers Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar.

Their previous film, Made in L.A., 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” and won an Emmy, among many others.

Born in Madrid, Spain, Almudena Carracedo has developed her professional career in the US, where she directed and produced her debut feature film, the Emmy-winning documentary Made in L.A. She is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Creative Capital Fellow, a Sundance Time Warner Documentary Fellow, a United States Artists Fellow, and the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Illinois Wesleyan University. In 2012 Almudena returned to Spain to begin work on The Silence of Others.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Robert Bahar lives and works between Madrid, Spain and Brooklyn, New York. He won an Emmy as producer/writer of the documentary Made in L.A., and he spearheaded the three-year impact campaign that brought the film to audiences around the world. Prior to Made in L.A., he produced and directed the documentary Laid to Waste, and line produced several independent films. Robert is a Creative Capital Fellow, a Sundance Documentary Fellow, and holds an MFA from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television.