Screening – Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

Screening April 1, 2011 7:00 PM

Following her groundbreaking documentary When the Mountains Tremble, director Pamela Yates revists the genocide of the Mayan people in Guatemala that took place almost a quarter of a century ago as, for the first time, indictments are called against the perpetrators.

Weaving together archival footage from her first film with modern interviews and shedding a deeper light on the disruption caused to the Mayan community in Guatemala, Granito highlights the inherent struggle to bring justice to light after years of silence.

From Nobel Laureates to the military dictator responsible for the tragedy, Granito interviews the whole spectrum of people involved in the conflict to answer the question of what really happened in the mountains of Guatemala.

80 mins
Directed by Pamela Yates

Best Creative Documentary, Paris International Human Rights Film Festival
Peace and Reconciliation Award, Geneva International Human Rights Film Festival
2011 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection