ACT Human Rights Film Festival and The Lyric are teaming up to present an exclusive screening of the award-winning documentary, The Silence of Others on June 6, 2019 at 6:30 P.M.
The Silence of Others reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco (1939-1975), as they organize a groundbreaking international lawsuit and fight a “pact of forgetting” around the crimes they suffered. A powerful and poetic cautionary tale about fascism, and the dangers of forgetting the past.
The Silence of Others speaks to universal questions of how societies transition from dictatorship to democracy and how individuals confront silence and fight for justice. What happens when a country is forced to reckon with its past after so many years of silence? Can justice be done after so long?
Dr. Matthew Hitt, Assistant Professor of Political Science, will briefly introduce the international law mechanisms that drive the film’s actions.
Thursday June 6 2019 6:30 PM (96 Minutes) at The Lyric.
Tickets are $10 general admission and $8 for students and seniors. For more information see: https://lyriccinema.com/movie/the-silence-of-others