Plot & Details
Sometimes a film makes history; it doesn't just document it. Such is the case with 'Granito: How to Nail a Dictator,' the astonishing new film by Pamela Yates. Part political thriller, part memoir, Granito takes us through a riveting, haunting tale of genocide and justice that spans four decades, two films, and in many ways, Yates's own career. Embedded in Granito is Yates's seminal 1982 film, 'When the Mountains Tremble,' which introduced the world to the tragedy of the genocide carried out against the Mayan people by the Guatemalan government and propelled Mayan activist Rigoberta Menchu to the international stage. During filming, Yates was allowed to shoot the only known footage of the army as it carried out the genocide. Twenty-five years later, this film and its outtakes become evidence in an international war-crimes case against the former commander of the army, and Yates reunites with Menchu, now a Nobel laureate, and others who continue to contribute their granito (tiny grain of sand) in a continuing quest for the truth.
- MPAA Rating: Not Rated
- Genre(s): Documentary,Epic and Historical,Special Interest
- Run Time: 103min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 09/14/2011
- Distributor(s): International Film Circuit
- Director(s): Pamela Yates
- Starring: Rigoberta Menchu , Fredy Peccerelli , Alejandra Garcia , Kate Doyle , Antonio Caba Caba
- Tone: Confrontational
- Keywords: Guatemala, dictator, genocide, rebel
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (09-14-2011)
- Language: English