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Pamela Yates descubre que se equivocó una escena de su película, vuelve a Guatemala para investigar.

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Filmmaker Pamela Yates finds out she got a scene in her film When the Mountains Tremble wrong, and returns to Guatemala to investigate.

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Filmed in 1982 at the height of the Guatemalan Army's repression against the Mayan indigenous people, this film describes the struggle of the largely Indian peasantry against a heritage of state and foreign oppression.

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Guatemala, 1982. El ejército intensifica la represión contra los indígenas maya.

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A forensic archivist and a forensic anthropologist explain the steps that led them to uncovering the stories of those disappeared during the Guatemalan genocide.

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A young woman tells the story of her father's disappearance during the Guatemalan genocide.

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Filmmaking team Pamela Yates, Peter Kinoy and Paco de Onís discuss the Guatemalan genocide.


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.

  • Updated on April 17, 2014

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Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (90 min.)

Premiere Date: June 28, 2012

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Filmmakers: Pamela Yates, Paco de Onís, Peter Kinoy Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Sundance 2011 Press Release | Press Release | Fact Sheet | Critical Acclaim | 2013 Emmy Nomination Press Release

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