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El silencio de otros / The Silence of Others

Film screening and panel discussion with filmmaker Almudena Carracedo
Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:00-9:00 PM
Forum Hall Palmer Commons Map
Please join us for a screening of The Silence of Others (2018). Following the screening, Almudena Carracedo, Jon Cox, Sebastiaan Faber, and Scott Boehm will participate in a panel discussion.



ABOUT THE FILM



El silencio de otros/The Silence of Others



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.



The Silence of Others has won 30 international awards, including the 2019 Goya for Best Feature Documentary (Spain’s Academy Award), Berlinale Panorama Audience Award, Berlinale Peace Film Prize, Sheffield Doc/Fest Grand Jury Award, Hamptons Film Festival Social Justice Award, and Best Foreign Documentary at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival. It was shortlisted for the 2019 Oscars.



The Silence of Others has been seen by more than 1.2 million people in Spain, where national broadcaster TVE called it “the film that everyone is talking about”. It has screened at festivals or cinemas in more than 45 countries. It premieres in US theaters in May 2019 and will be shown on PBS’ POV series.



The Silence of Others is the second documentary feature from Emmy winning filmmakers Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar (Made in L.A.) and is executive produced by Pedro Almodóvar.







ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS



Almudena Carracedo is an Emmy and Goya-winning producer, director and cinematographer.



Almudena and Robert spent seven years working on The Silence of Others, which premiered at the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), where it won both the Panorama Audience Award and the Peace Film Prize. The Silence of Others has won 30 international prizes, including the Goya (Spain’s Academy Award) for Best Feature Documentary, in addition to being shortlisted for the Oscars. It has been seen in 50+ countries and has been called a “phenomenon” in Spain, where more than 1.2 million people have seen it.



Born in Madrid, Spain, Almudena developed her professional career in the US, where she directed and produced her debut film, the Emmy- winning feature documentary Made in L.A., a collaboration with Robert Bahar. Made in L.A. was hailed by the New York Times as an “Excellent documentary... about basic human dignity.” Made in L.A. won an Emmy, the Henry Hampton Award, the Sidney Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism, and was broadcast on PBS’ POV series. In addition, Made in L.A. was the subject of an innovative three-year impact campaign that brought the film to audiences around the world in 1000+ screenings, catalyzing discussions around low wage immigrant workers’ rights, from church basements to Capitol Hill.



Almudena is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Creative Capital Fellow, a Sundance Time Warner Documentary Fellow, a United States Artists Fellow, NALIP’S Estela Award winner (National Association of Latino Independent Producers), and the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Illinois Wesleyan University. Since 2014 Almudena teaches Documentary Production at NYU Madrid, and she has guest lectured at numerous universities, including Brown, Stanford, UCLA, USC, UCSC, UCSD, and Yale.





Robert Bahar is an Emmy and Goya-winning producer, director, sound recordist and impact strategist.



Robert and Almudena spent seven years working on The Silence of Others, which premiered at the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), where it won both the Panorama Audience Award and the Peace Film Prize. The Silence of Others, has won 30 international prizes, including the Goya (Spain’s Academy Award) for Best Feature Documentary, in addition to being shortlisted for the Oscars. It has been seen in 50+ countries and has been called a “phenomenon” in Spain, where more than 1.2 million people have seen it.



Originally from Philadelphia, Robert produced the Emmy-winning feature documentary Made in L.A., a collaboration with Almudena Carracedo. Made in L.A. was hailed by the New York Times as an “Excellent documentary... about basic human dignity.” Made in L.A. won an Emmy, the Henry Hampton Award and the Sidney Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism, and was broadcast on PBS’ POV series. Robert spearheaded the innovative three-year impact campaign that brought the film to audiences around the world in 1000+ screenings, and used it to catalyze discussions around low wage immigrant workers’ rights, from church basements to Capitol Hill.



Robert previously produced and directed the documentary Laid to Waste, produced the short documentary Meet Joe Gay, and line produced several independent films. He is a Creative Capital Fellow, a Sundance Documentary Fellow, and currently teaches Documentary Production at NYU Madrid. He has guest lectured at Brown, Columbia, Stanford, USC, UCLA, and Yale among others, and has presented workshops and masterclasses at numerous film organizations including IDA, IFP and Film Independent. Robert is the co-founder of Doculink, and holds an MFA from the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC’s School of Cinema-Television.
Building: Palmer Commons
Event Type: Film Screening
Tags: Discussion, Film, Free
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Romance Languages & Literatures, Rackham Graduate School, Center for European Studies, Department of Film, Television, and Media, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies