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The Silence of the Mole (El Silencio del topo)

Sunday, Dec 18, 2022 at 3:30 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Anaïs Taracena. Guatemala. 2021, 91 mins. In Spanish with English subtitles. DCP. Taracena’s poignant debut feature unspools as a political thriller that tells the story of Elías Barahona, a journalist who, during the 1970s, infiltrated the most repressive government in the history of Guatemala. Dubbing himself “the mole,” he lived life undercover, courageously passing information to the resistance. This year’s Guatemalan Oscar entry for Best International Feature Film is a potent documentary that uncovers the truths behind one of the most violent periods in the Central American country’s history. Winner of numerous awards at various film festivals, including the Special Jury Prize at Jeonju and the Tim Hetherington Award at Sheffield. 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.