Malden Reads Film Series presents Granito: How to Nail a Dictator. This showing is a continuation of our winter and spring programs looking at the lives of refugees and immigrants. "Granito" illustrates one of the reasons people become immigrants.
In a stunning milestone for justice in Central America, a Guatemalan court charged former dictator Efraín Rios Montt with genocide for his brutal war against the country’s Mayan people in the 1980s. Pamela Yates’ 1983 documentary, When the Mountains Tremble, provided key evidence for bringing the indictment. Granito: How to Nail a Dictator by Pamela Yates, Peter Kinoy, and Paco de Onís 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 -- a discussion will follow.
Parking is available at the Beebe School lot. Admission is free and open to all. This film is recommended for mature high school students and up. Light refreshment will be served. Contact Eda Daniel at 781-324-3463 with questions. Our co-sponsor is the First Parish Church.
This event is in collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (www.pbs.org/pov).