(Bertolt Brecht)The cinema –as Rossellini would say– must serve to leave evidence of the world we live in. In this respect, the desire of Silencio rotois to leave evidence of a period in our recent history which efforts have been made to silence and forget. A time that has gone, but which we can now see replicated in the horrors of Kosovo, Colombia, Chechnya, etc. Because forgetting only serves to make the same mistakes and repeat the same disasters time and again. Talking about our past therefore means to understand the whys and wherefores of our present time: to remember that intolerance generates violence and that this, in turn, plants the seeds of the most absolute injustice.
When we no longer exist, we become what others remember about us. And if nobody remembers us, it's as if we had never existed. That's why Silencio roto endeavours to give a voice to the people who never had one and to recover the dreams and the ideals they lived and died for: so that their names, their achievements, are not erased by history.
Montxo Armendáriz & Puy Oria