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The Silence of Others: Discussion Guide

Key Issues

The Silence of Others offers insight into grass-roots citizen activism that seeks to reverse the culture of forgetting that has helped cover up the crimes of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco (1939-1975) and challenge the amnesty laws that have blocked the prosecution of the perpetrators. The film will be of special interest to people who want to explore the following topics:

  • activism
  • amnesty
  • civil war
  • civil rights
  • crimes against humanity
  • criminal justice
  • democracy
  • fascism
  • forgiveness
  • Franco
  • Francoism
  • historical amnesia
  • historical erasure
  • historical memory
  • historical monuments
  • human rights
  • international law
  • jurisprudence
  • justice
  • nationalism
  • organizing
  • The Pact of Forgetting
  • peace
  • political dissidence
  • political monuments
  • political organizing
  • propaganda
  • remembrance
  • Spain
  • state violence
  • transitional justice
  • universal jurisdiction