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Granito: How to Nail a Dictator tells the extraordinary story of how a film became a granito — a tiny grain of sand — that helped tip the scales of justice.

Watch video from inside the Ríos Montt trial, from the filmmakers of Granito »

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.





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