LIFFY 2022: Anais Taracena & The Silence of the Mole (Interview)
In this interview with CLAIS, Anais Taracena talks about her film, El silencio del topo, and her upcoming visit to Yale University for the 2022 Latin American & Iberian Film Festival, which is slated to start on November 7th and will run until November 13th.
The film explores the story of journalist Elías Barahona, also known as “el topo,” who infiltrated one of the most repressive governments in Guatemalan history. The film captures the moments when revelations from the past explore the cracks in the walls of silence that surround Guatemala’s secret history.
There is still a lot of silence in Guatemala. There is the silence of “I’m not going to say anything,” but also silence in the bodies, in the archives, in the images, in the materiality itself… There are several forms of silences