Behind The Silence

Silvio Katz is 49 years old. He works as a cook in the kitchen of a poor school from the Buenos Aires province. He had a harsh past. He fought at the Falklands War and suffered torture at the hands of an anti-Semitic sub-lieutenant. Silvio kept silent for many years but something happened in his life which led him to speak up and after 30 years of silence his story finally came to light, became famous and caught the whole of society’s attention. Behind Silvio’s silence there is a family story: a father who survived the Holocaust and a tradition to keep silent in the face of traumatic situations. Nonetheless, Silvio opts for a different path to lead his life and he tells us his terrible story along his hardships’ companion, war veteran Roque Arrieta. Inviting us to think over the silence kept by victims of torture who have survived these situations.

  • Diego Grosman
    Director
  • Alberto Ponce (Thesis Adviser)
    Director
  • Lior Zilberman (Thesis Co adviser)
    Director
  • Diego Grosman
    Writer
  • Diego Grosman
    Producer
  • Gustavo Rejan
    Photography and Camera
  • Matias Payer
    Photography and Camera
    Camera Assistant
  • Nestor Cordero
    Direct Sound
  • Javier Inocencio
    Direct Sound
  • Anabella Potaz
    Music
    Pianist
  • Diana Stalman
    English translation
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Detrás del silencio
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, jewish, antisemitism, Falklands, Argentina, Malvinas, human rights
  • Runtime:
    34 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 21, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Argentina
  • Country of Filming:
    Argentina
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    HD 1920:1080
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director - Diego Grosman, Alberto Ponce (Thesis Adviser), Lior Zilberman (Thesis Co adviser)