Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

El Granito

El 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. “

We have featured this film before.

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator is currently available on PBS and you can watch it here. The source film, When the Mountains Tremble is also available on PBS here.

An interview with the director, Pamela Yates on MSNBC can be seen here.

Categories: Genocide, Justice, Rios Montt, Video

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