Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
Although this film about prison life in the sterile, antiseptic jail at Libertad in Uruguay is technically not a documentary, it is closer to a docudrama than complete fiction. In the story, a Red Cross inspection team visits the prison and holds interviews with a range of inmates there. Once the Red Cross finds out the supposedly private interviews have been recorded by prison authorities, the head of the team orders his workers to keep quiet, and prisoners then suffer the consequences. As truckloads of prisoners are driven away into the night, the enormity of the crime of silence is brought home.