Scene from the film The Silence of the Mole
Scene from the film The Silence of the Mole
Scene from the film The Silence of the Mole
Scene from the film The Silence of the Mole
Scene from the film The Silence of the Mole
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The Silence of the Mole

  • Guatemala
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Throughout the 1970s, the journalist Elías Barahona, a.k.a. "The Mole” infiltrated the heart of one of the most repressive governments in Guatemala. In seeking to uncover the story of this secretive and unique individual, The Silence of the Mole, captures the moments when revelations from the past probe the cracks in the walls of silence that surround this country’s hidden history.

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  • Original Title
    El silencio del Topo
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Anaïs Taracena
  • Cinematography
    Carla Molina
  • Editing
    Pedro G. García
  • Music
    Luis Cali
  • Sound
    Eduardo Cáceres, Deleón Francisco
  • Runtime
    92 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Guatemala
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Hot Docs 2021, Canada
    • Sheffield Doc/Fest 2021, UK
    • Dokufest 2021, Kosovo
    • Guadalajara International Film Festival 2021
    • Lima PUCP Film Festival 2021, Peru
    • IDFA 2021, Netherlands
    • Watch Docs IFF 2021, Poland
  • Awards
    • Hetherington Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2021, UK
    • Special Mention at the Truth Dox Competition, Dokufest 2021, Kosovo
    • Best Documentary Award at the Málaga Film Festival, Spain
    • Best Jury Prize “Nuestra America”, DocsMx International Documentary Film Festival 2021
    • Jury prize Award at Jeonju International Film Festival 2022, South Korea
    • Public Award at the Docs Jalisco Documentary Film Festival, Mexico is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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