Film & Discussion: Granito - How to Nail a Dictator?

When & Where
San Jose Peace and Justice
48 South 7th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
April 19, 2013 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Contact
sjpjc@sanjosepeace.org
408 297 2299

Presentation by Michelle Cordova

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.

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