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The Silence of Others: Discussion Guide

Film Participants

Carlos Slepoy Prada – a human rights lawyer working with survivors

Ana Mesutti – a human rights lawyer working with survivors

María Romilda Servini de Cubría – Argentine judge who took on Franco-era cases through universal jurisdiction (her role is known as an “investigating judge” which is similar to the function of a prosecutor in the US legal system)

María Martín – an elderly woman whose mother was murdered by Franco supporters and buried in a mass grave by the side of a country road

María Ángeles Martín – the daughter of María Martín

José María “Chato” Galante – an activist who as a student in the late 60’s was detained and tortured by former Franco regime policeman Antonio González Pacheco, aka “Billy the Kid”

Felisa “Kutxi” Echegoyen – an activist who was tortured by former Franco regime policeman Antonio González Pacheco, aka “Billy the Kid”

María Mercedes Bueno – an activist whose infant daughter is presumed to have been stolen at birth, as part of a baby-stealing scheme with origins in the early days of the Franco regime

Ascensión Mendieta – an elderly woman who fights to recover her father’s remains, a union leader killed at the end of the Spanish Civil War, from a mass grave