Almudena Carracedo is an Emmy award-winning filmmaker. Born and raised in Madrid, she has built her career as an artist and filmmaker in the US.
Her debut film Made in L.A, a feature-length documentary won an Emmy and received critical acclaim. In 2012 she returned to Spain to begin work on The Silence of Others, which she and Robert Bahar filmed over six years.
The film follows follows victims and survivors in an urgent battle through a ground-breaking international lawsuit to try and fight a state-imposed amnesia, El Pacto del Olvido ("the pact of forgetting") relating to the torture and muder of an estimated 100,000 during Franco's dictatorship.
The Pacto del Olvido was seen as a necessary step to prevent score-settling in Spain after the dictatorship.
The Silence of Others is part of the Doc Edge film festival, and screenings remain in Wellington.