For decades, the remains of María Martín’s mother have lain beneath a roadway in Spain. Her death unmarked except for her aging daughter’s lonely vigil.
Cars pass indifferently across the route, a symbol of how the country paved over its history of brutal repression and political murder under the fascist regime of General Francisco Franco.
Why María Martín’s mother was killed–along with tens of thousands of others heaped in mass graves–and why Spain has resolutely refused to come to terms with Franco’s era of blood and torture, are the subject of “The Silence of Others.”
The documentary was executived produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar and directed by Emmy winners Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar.
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