Emilio Silva Barrera has a degree in Political Sociology from the Complutense University of Madrid and has the title of University Expert in Qualitative Sociology. He has practiced journalism for years. He was director of content for the television program Caiga que Caiga (Tele 5, 2004-2008). He has collaborated with numerous media outlets: Diario 16, El País, El Semanal, Público, ElDiario.es. He has worked in the communication offices of the municipalities of Rivas Vaciamadrid and Alcala de Henares. In 2000, he promoted the exhumation of the mass grave in which the remains of his grandfather and thirteen other Republican civilians murdered by Falangist gunmen on October 16, 1936 were found. His grandfather, Emilio Silva Faba, who lived between 1920 and 1925 in Bridgeport (Connecticut) and New York, is the first disappeared by the repression of the Franco dictatorship identified by a DNA test. He is the author of “Franco’s graves: chronicle of a reparation” (Temas de hoy, 2005); The three little pigs, from the perspective of an eviction (Editorial Alkibla, 2015) and Holes in silence: lines of memory against the impunity of Francoism (Postmetróplolis, 2020). In addition, he is co-editor of “The memory of the forgotten: a debate on the silence of Franco’s repression” (Ámbito, 2004) and of “Memory policies and citizenship construction” (Postmetropolis, 2015). He was also featured prominently in Bones of Contention (directed by ALBA Board Member Andrea Weiss), the first nonfiction feature film to explore the theme of historical memory in Spain, focusing on the repression of the LGBTQ community under Franquismo.