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Granito: How To Nail A Dictator

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
Footage from a 1982 documentary about a hidden war in Guatemala helps make the case against dictator Ríos Montt, decades later.


Director: Pamela Yates

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: International Film Circuit [us]

Granito: How To Nail A Dictator (2011)

Release Date: September 14th, 2011|1 hr. 43 min.

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  • The film tracks the history of the country, but viewers may feel the documentarian inserts herself too much into the story. show more

  • The key to good, or at least effective, agitprop (and Oliver Stone and Michael Moore know this) is that, yes, it must simplify matters, but it necessitates canny presentation so that it may truly get into viewers' blood streams and rile them. show more

  • The repeated sight of people watching video monitors or communicating with others via laptops becomes a stilted, gimmicky affectation, and there are only so many times you can watch a camera panning and zooming over still photos before your tolerance for the Ken Burns effect reaches its limit. show more

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