THE FILM This unconventional documentary is part murder mystery and part video diary. The small director-producer team facilitated access into a rural Spanish community closed to outsiders. Death in El Valle offers a rich and intimate portrait of C.M. Hardt’s family village and delivers a provocative look into its secret history. Through her candid interviews, C.M. Hardt captures the story of a people still divided by their past.
[CM Hardt] has crafted a project …that bravely attempts to tear down walls her own family erected as a way of forgetting a painful episode that took place five decades ago….