The Doc House team are putting on a special screening of Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, in London, followed by a masterclass with Pamela Yates & Paco de Onís
Saturday 29th March, 2014 at 2:00pm
Rich Mix Cinema
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
‘Sometimes a film makes history; it doesn’t just document it.‘
When Pamela Yates made her first documentary, When the Mountains Tremble (1982), she could not have imagined that 30 years later it would be used as forensic evidence in the trial against Guatemalan ex-dictator Efraín Ríos Montt.
In a startling loop of time and memory, Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2011) shows how a filmmaker’s first documentary was instrumental in indicting Ríos Montt. Part political thriller, part memoir, Yates transports us back in time through a riveting, haunting tale of genocide and returns to the present with a cast of characters joined by the quest to bring a malevolent dictator to justice.
There will be a screening of Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, which brings together the past and the present, and a short documentary The Verdict, which captures the trial and sentencing of Ríos Montt. This will be followed by an in-depth conversation about their work and out-reach activity, including clips from their latest film Disruption, which premieres at Movies that Matter festival in March.
You can find out more here.
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