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Silence of the Mole


Throughout the 1970s, journalist Elías Barahona, a.k.a. “The Mole”, infiltrated the heart of one of the most repressive governments in Guatemala. In seeking to uncover the story of this secretive and unique individual, The Silence of the Mole, captures the moments when the revelations from the past probes the cracks in the walls of silence that surround this country’s hidden history.

91 minutes

Spanish with Arabic subtitles

Written and directed by Anaïs Taracena

Director of Photography: Carla Molina

Editing: Pedro G. García

Production: Rafael González and Anaïs Taracena

Executive Producer: Anaïs Taracena and Pedro García

Production company: Asombro Producciones

Sound design: Eduardo Cáceres


Tim Hetherington Award and Youth Jury Award nominee at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2021, UK

Best Jury Prize “Nuestra America”, DocsMx International Documentary Film Festival 2021, Mexico

New Creators Film Awards, Best International Documentary 2022, US

Best Documentary Award, the Málaga Film Festival 2022, Spain

“Gilda Vieira de Mello Award” Creative documentary, the FIFDH 2022, Geneva, Switzerland

Public Award, Docs Jalisco Documentary Film Festival 2021, Mexico

Jury Prize Award, Jeonju International Film Festival 2022, South Korea

Best Documentary Jury Award, Cines las Americas International Film Festival 2022, US

Best International Documentary, Acampadoc 2022, Panamá

Screening Dates

Ramallah, A.M. Qattan Foundation, Friday 04.11 18:00