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Screening/Discussion: "Granito: How To Nail a Dictator" with Filmmakers Pamela Yates and Paco de Onis Oct. 29

  • 10/29/2012 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
  • Event Type: Movie/Film

Screening/Discussion: "Granito: How To Nail a Dictator" with Filmmakers Pamela Yates and Paco de Onis Oct. 29Filmmakers Pamela Yates and Paco de Onis come to campus for a screening and discussion of their film "Granito: How to Nail a Dictator," which won a premiere documentary award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

"Granito" is the story of five people whose destinies are joined by Guatamala's past, when a 1982 genocidal military campaign exterminated nearly 200,000 Maya people...and how a documentary film helped bring a dictator to justice.

The film, says Stephen Holden of The New York Times, "...doesn't simply relate history; it is also part of history."

Yates is an American documentary filmmaker and co-founder of Skylight Pictures (with Peter Kinoy), a company whose mission is to activate social change by creating films that advance awareness of human rights.

De Onis grew up in several Latin American countries and and produces documentary films to promote social justice.

Sponsored by the Blythe Bickel Edwards Fund, the Film Studies Program, the Bowdoin Film Society, the Latin American Studies Program, the Department of Romance Languages, and the English Department.

Photo courtesy of Skylight Pictures.