Guatemala, 1982. El ejército intensifica la represión contra los indígenas maya. Cuando las Montañas Tiemblan, un clásico del documental político filmado en aquellos meses, fijará para siempre los hechos acontecidos. En el centro de la lucha que la mayoría indígena libra contra una herencia de opresión estatal, surge la voz exiliada de su pueblo: Rigoberta Menchú, que poco después recibirá el Premio Nobel de la Paz. Con claridad y fuerza, el espectador asiste al nacimiento de un despertar nacional y político, antesala histórica de Granito: Cómo Atrapar a un Dictador.Watch video from inside the Ríos Montt trial, from the filmmakers of Granito »
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.
For the last 20 years, civil war has raged in Sudan, killing and displacing millions. Two young refugees, Peter and Santino, lost their families and set out to make new lives for themselves in America.
On the isolated North Atlantic archipelago of the Faroe Islands, the longtime hunting practices of the Faroese are threatened by dangerously high mercury levels in the whales, decimated seabird populations, and anti-whaling activists. The Faroe islanders consider themselves a canary in the mine, their tale a warning to the rest of the world. Winner, 2016 DOC NYC Grand Jury Prize.
Through the eyes of volunteer rescue workers called the White Helmets, Last Men in Aleppo allows viewers to experience the daily life, death, and struggle in the streets, where they are fighting for sanity in a city where war has become the norm.
This startling expose unravels a history of abuse of suspects by the Chicago police. For more than a decade, the press and authorities turned a blind eye to allegations of torture — including the use of electric shocks — until persistent grass roots organizations exerted enough pressure to prompt an official investigation, and eventually the dismissal of a ranking police commander.
89-year-old Kang Gye-Yeol and 98-year-old Jo Byeong-Man are married and have lived together for 76 years. While Kang and Jo spend every day like a newlywed couple, they now must face the reality of their aging romance. My Love, Don't Cross that River captures the fleeting moments of their twilight days.