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Granito
POV Season 25
Feature Film | 06/27/2012 | 90 Mins

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. An Official Selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. A co-production of ITVS with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting. Watch video from inside the Ríos Montt trial, from the filmmakers of Granito » Update on the Film »

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Film Credits —

  • Peter Kinoy Peter Kinoy
  • Paco de Onís Paco de Onís
  • Pamela Yates Pamela Yates