Wednesday, 27 February 2013
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

Part of the Latin American Film Night Series

(Guatemala /USA 2011) Dir. Pamela Yates

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.

Location:

Traditions Café and World Folk Art
300 5th Avenue SW, Olympia, WA 98501
360-705-2819