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Amnesty International & the Human Rights Watch Film Festival Present The Silence of Others

April 3 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

An image from the movie "The Silence of Others". It shows an older woman sitting against a roadside railing during sunset. On the railing is a pot with flowers.

When: April 3, 2019, 8:00 PM

Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West

Amnesty International & the Human Rights Watch Film Festival Present The Silence of Others

Join Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch at the opening night of the HRW Film Festival, for a special screening of the award winning documentary, the Silence of Others.

A 1977 amnesty law in Spain known as “the pact of forgetting” prohibits legal action related to the oppression, torture, and murder of an estimated 100,000 people during Franco’s 40-year dictatorship. But for much of the population – including the survivor who passes his torturer’s home every day on the way to market, the children of forcibly disappeared parents found buried in mass graves, and parents still searching for their children seized at birth and handed to Franco’s allies – there is no peace in silence. Taking strength and inspiration from justice-seekers in Chile and Guatemala, the characters in The Silence of Others fight an urgent battle to get recognition and admissions of guilt against state-imposed amnesia. From award-winning directors and Executive Producer Pedro Almodovar comes a powerful film about a country still divided four decades into democracy.

Panorama Audience Award for Best Documentary and Peace Film Prize winner, Berlin International Film Festival 2018

April 3, 2019, 8:00 PM

TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West

Tickets available at the door or online at https://ff.hrw.org/film/silence-others

Details

Date:
April 3 2019
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Venue

TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6K 1H7 Canada