POV | Documentaries with a point of view

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

A film by
Pamela Yates, Peter Kinoy, & Paco de Onís

Watch the trailer at: www.pbs.org/pov/granito/
National PBS Premiere on POV
Thursday, June 28 at 10 PM

(check your local listings)

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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