Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Guatemala: 'Granito: How to Nail a Dictator'

“Granito” to Debut in New York at Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
On Friday night, June 17, the documentary Granito: How to Nail a Dictator will launch this year’s Human Rights Watch International Film Festival with its first screening in New York City. Film makers Pamela Yates, Peter Kinoy and Paco de Onis will speak afterwards with several activists featured in the film – including Guatemalans Freddy Peccerelli and Alejandra García, Spanish lawyer Almudena Bernabeu, and the National Security Archive’s own Kate Doyle. For complete event and ticket information, check here. read more>>>


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Granito comes to your living room
PBS's program Documentaries with a Point of View (POV) is nationally airing the documentary film, Granito: How to Nail a Dictator on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 10pm on PBS. The film highlights the work of National Security Archive's Guatemala Documentation Project director Kate Doyle. See here for a review of Granito, and here for Kate's reflections on "a film that makes history." 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.

You can visit this link and enter your zip code to find your local PBS channel and schedule. The film will also be streaming online on PBS website for free, available in English and Spanish, from June 29, 2012 through July 28, 2012. See a trailer here. Visit for backlinks>>, post found on right hand side of site.

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