The Silence of the Mole

Dir: Anais Taracena
Guatemala / 2021 / 92mins

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Throughout the 1970s, journalist Elías Barahona infiltrated the heart of Guatemala's most repressive government. Dubbing himself 'the mole', he lived life undercover, courageously passing information to the resistance.

Now, Guatemalan filmmaker Anaïs Taracena artfully uncovers the fearless work of 'The Mole', filming final interviews with Barahona just weeks before his death. Digging into the national archives and speaking to fellow journalists and family members, Taracena shifts the cloak of silence that has shrouded her country, and begins to reveal the hidden history of Guatemala.