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Facing Franco's Crimes: The Silence of Others

A Storyville documentary that reveals the struggle of the victims of Franco's dictatorship in Spain, as they fight a government-sanctioned ‘pact of forgetting’ the crimes that they suffered.

With the recent exhumation and removal of Franco's remains from a public mausoleum for the fallen - a symbolic gesture by the current socialist government to give the 500,000 victims of the Spanish Civil War their rightful recognition - this Storyville documentary is a timely reminder of Spain's traumatic past.

Filmed over six years, it reveals the epic struggle of the victims of Spain's 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, as they organise a groundbreaking international lawsuit and fight a government-sanctioned ‘pact of forgetting’ the crimes that they suffered. A cautionary tale about fascism and the dangers of forgetting the past.

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1 hour, 28 minutes

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:10

    I Solisti Italiani

    Adagio In G Minor For Strings & Organ

Credits

Role Contributor
Producer Almudena Carracedo
Producer Robert Bahar
Director Almudena Carracedo
Director Robert Bahar

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