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BBC Storyville – Facing Franco’s Crimes: The Silence of Others (2019)

BBC Storyville 2019 The Silence of Others

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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