Berlinale 2018: The Panorama Audience Award goes to THE SILENCE OF OTHERS
Berlin, February 25, 2018 - The 20th Panorama Audience Award for best documentary goes to The Silence of Others by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar. The award is presented by the Berlinale Panorama section in collaboration with radioeins and rbb television (Berlin-Brandenburg Broadcasting).
The Silence of Others, presented by Pedro Almodovar, reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship, who continue to seek justice to this day. Filmed over six years with intimate access to the plaintiffs and lawyers in the groundbreaking “Argentine Lawsuit”, The Silence of Others follows survivors as they fight a state-imposed amnesia of crimes against humanity, and explores a country still divided four decades into democracy.
The official award ceremony was held on Sunday, February 25. The prizes were awarded by rbb programme director Dr. Jan Schulte-Kellinghaus. Knut Elstermann, radioeins film expert, and Panorama head and curator Paz Lázaro will host the event.
The Panorama Audience Award has been given since 1999. Since 2011, not only the best fiction film but also the best documentary films have received awards. During the festival, moviegoers are asked to rate the films shown in Panorama on voting cards after the screenings. In 2018 a total of 26,000 votes were cast and counted.
This year Panorama presented 47 feature-length films from 40 countries, of which 20 screened in the Panorama Dokumente series.
THE SILENCE OF OTHERS
USA, Spain / 2018 / 95'
Production supported by The Sundance Institute, ITVS, Bertha Foundation, Oak Foundation, Doc Society (formerly Britdoc), Catapult Film Fund, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a United States Artists Fellowship, and many others
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