Let Me Cry! The Forgotten Genocide


He addresses the hidden footprint left by the Franco genocide in Spain from the case of Cordoba, in Andalusia. The documentary talks about the mark left deep emotional repression in the children and families of the disappeared, persecuted or killed by the Franco regime. Those children, now elderly, speak of their life under terror, as they grew without rights, always afraid, unable to express pain or sorrow.

The film starts in the cemetery of Health of the city of Cordoba in Andalusia, where children and relatives of the more than 4,000 people there killed by Franco claimed memory and the bodies of their relatives who are still in two common graves where his executioners threw.

They are the other victims of crimes against humanity committed by the coup leaders. The regime imposed a brutal silence those victims who were stripped of everything, including the right to mourn and to the memory of their loved ones. Their stories and testimonies remind us that the children of the families had an unbearable represaliadas life during the dictatorship and then been forgotten and silenced by the Spanish democracy.

Historian Francisco Moreno Gomez, who has spent over 35 years researching repression reveals the mechanisms through which the Franco dictatorship tried to erase all traces of their crimes, even the memory of his other victims. “The regime signed only a third of the massacre” she concludes the historian who explains how the dictatorship took away the bodies of their victims and their memory of documents and files. And counts as discovered some of these crimes against humanity committed by Franco in Cordoba. The documentary realizes how, in recent years, relatives and associations have located clandestine graves and unknown crimes that had remained hidden for over 70 years. A situation that is repeated throughout the country.

This year, when they will be 80 years of Franco military coup and nearly 40 years of democracy, there are still 150,000 2,381 missing and exhume mass graves without, their families are still waiting for truth, justice and reparation; They claim their right to truth, to mourn and to bury with dignity to their loved ones.

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