After the Silence

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Government forensic investigators exhuming the remains of a victim of forced disappearance in Colombia.
28 minutes / Colour / 2018
Directed by
Natalie Cubides-Brady

Country of production United Kingdom

An affecting portrait of a small town on the Magdalena River in Colombia during Day of the Dead, exploring the spiritual impact of the forced disappearances that became endemic during the nation’s civil conflict. The film journeys into a world where government forensic investigators attempt to locate and exhume bodies from remote mountainside graves, where women remember and try to understand the loss of their relatives, and where rivers swell with the bodies of unidentified corpses. A powerful exploration of memory and loss in a community seeking to recover from decades of systemic violence.

Director Natalie Cubides-Brady will attend this screening and take part in a Q&A.

This film screens in a double bill with Our Freedom.

In the 2019 RAI Film Fest Material Culture

Language and subtitles Spanish

Location(s) depicted Colombia