Granito Screening At St. Anthony Main Theater

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Granito Screening At St. Anthony Main Theater
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Granito Screening At St. Anthony Main Theater says
Come watch the documentary "Granito" on Human Rights Day (December 10th, 4:30pm) with the filmakers Pamela Yates and Paco De Onis attending!

The Human Rights Program
University of Minnesota Human Rights Center
Minnesota Student Association (MSA)
The Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul
The Advocates for Human Rights
University of Minnesota Human Rights Program Student Advisory Board
& the Film Studies Department


Granito: How to Nail a Dictator is a story of destinies joined by Guatemala’s past, and how a documentary film intertwined with a nation’s turbulent history emerges as an active player in the present. In Granito our characters sift for clues buried in archives of mind and place and historical memory, seeking to uncover a narrative that could unlock the past and settle matters of life and death in the present. Each of the five main characters whose destinies collide in Granito are connected by Guatemala’s past. In 1982, Guatemala was engulfed in an armed conflict during which a genocidal “scorched earth” campaign by the military killed nearly 200,000 Maya people including 45,000 disappeared. Now, as if a watchful Maya god were weaving back together threads of a story unraveled by the passage of time, forgotten by most, our characters become integral to the overarching narrative of wrongs done and justice sought that they have pieced together, each adding their granito, their tiny grain of sand, to the epic tale.

Suggested Donation: $5

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By: The Human Rights Program