WTAMU Distinguished Lecture Series to Host Screening with Award-Winning Filmmaker Almudena Carracedo


Dr. Timothy Foster

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February 24, 2020 

CANYON, Texas—Emmy-award winning filmmaker and director Almudena Carracedo will take part in a Q&A following a screening of her film “The Silence of Others” on March 2 at West Texas A&M University and will give a lecture on March 4. Thanks to sponsorship from the WTAMU Distinguished Lecture Series, Campus 2 Community, and the Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages, both events are free and open to the public.

“The Silence of Others,” Carracedo’s documentary, focuses on the struggle for justice and healing following Spain’s Fascist dictatorship. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 2 in Room 220 of Old Main on the WTAMU campus.

“The Silence of Others” won a Goya award in 2018 for Best Documentary and received recognition from the Sundance Institute, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Guggenheim Foundation.

Carracedo will host a lecture at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 titled “Speaking Up for Human Rights Through Film” in Room 310 of the Classroom Center.

Carracedo has an honorary doctorate from Illinois Wesleyan University and has taught filmmaking at NYU Madrid and the University of Alcalá in Madrid. Carracedo is best known for her documentary about immigrant rights in the U.S., “Made in L.A.”

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