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What my father wouldn’t tell me: Carol Benjamin’s quest to understand the scars and silences of her revolutionary family

What my father wouldn’t tell me: Carol Benjamin’s quest to understand the scars and silences of her revolutionary family

FromOutlook


What my father wouldn’t tell me: Carol Benjamin’s quest to understand the scars and silences of her revolutionary family

FromOutlook

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Length:
41 minutes
Released:
May 17, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

Carol Benjamin's family was perfectly ordinary - until the military took over in Brazil in the 1960s. Her father Cesar, who was just a schoolboy at the time, become an underground revolutionary in the armed uprising against the dictatorship. And when he was captured, Carol’s quiet law-abiding grandmother joined the resistance movement to free him. Years later, Cesar refused to speak about his experiences and Carol grew up trying to fill in the gaps in her family's history, and attempting to understand her father and his silences.

Get in touch: outlook@bbc.com

Presenter: Jo Fidgen
Producer: Maryam Maruf

Picture: Carol and Cesar Benjamin
Credit: Courtesy of Carol Benjamin and Daza Films
Released:
May 17, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode