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GranitoDate: Thursday Janurary 22, 2015

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Location: Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, Franklin Garage

R!C!A! Film Screening: Granito: How to Nail a Dictator


In a stunning milestone for justice in Central America, a Guatemalan court recently charged former dictator Efraín Rios Montt with genocide for his brutal war against the country’s Mayan people in the 1980s — and Pamela Yates’ 1983 documentary, When the Mountains Tremble, provided key evidence for bringing the indictment. Granito: How to Nail a Dictator tells the extraordinary story of how a film, aiding a new generation of human rights activists, became a granito — a tiny grain of sand — that helped tip the scales of justice.

Following the screening, please join us for a conversation with director Pamela Yates and producer Paco de Onis.

Cosponsored by Commissioning Truths, a Trent Foundation project. Presented by the Duke Human Rights Center@FHI, the Human Rights Archive, and the Archive of Documentary Arts and Screen/Society.