The Silence of Others: a Screening and Panel Discussion

Film Forum
209 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10014

In partnership with Film Forum, BISR presents a special screening of The Silence of Others (2018)—the award-winning documentary examining the legacy and living memory of the Franco regime in Spain. After the screening, BISR faculty Christine Smallwood and Ajay Singh Chaudhary will take to the stage to discuss and film and its context and answer audience questions.

As BISR students, alumni, and friends, you’re eligible to purchase up to two specially discounted tickets: Simply enter the code INSTITUTE at the upper right-hand corner of the ticket purchase page and click “submit”. When you proceed to checkout, the per-ticket price will have dropped from $15 to $9.


  • Christine Smallwood

    Christine Smallwood holds a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Her reviews and essays have been published in The New Yorker, Bookforum, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and Harper’s Magazine, where she writes the monthly “New Books” column. Her fiction has been published in The Paris Review, n+1, and Vice. 

  • Ajay Singh Chaudhary

    Ajay Singh Chaudhary is the executive director of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research and a core faculty member specializing in social and political theory. His research focuses on social and political theory, Frankfurt School critical theory, political economy, media, religion, and post-colonial studies. He has written for the The Guardian, Los Angeles Review of Books, Quartz, Social Text, Dialectical Anthropology, The Jewish Daily Forward, Filmmaker Magazine, and 3quarksdaily, among other venues. Ajay is currently writing a book on the politics of climate change.

Event Schedule

Thursday, 6:30-9:00pm
May 09, 2019

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