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Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

Season 25 Episode 2 | 1h 25m 43s

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 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 helped tip the scales of justice.

Aired: 06/28/12

Expired: 01/30/18

Rating: NR

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