The King Mohamed VI of Morocco launched an Equity and Reconciliation Commission to investigate state violence during “the Years of Lead”, the regime of King Hassan II. For three years, the film follows four families in their search for the truth. Each person tries to “find out”, discover a “reason”, to be able to mourn. But forty years later, the state secret finally unveils the existence of another, more intimate secret. They all feel the need to reconstruct their stories and to find their loved ones, taken away from them twice over, once by their disappearance and another by the secret. After forty years of silences, lies and taboos, within and outside the families, will the secret reveal?
Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center