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“Granito” | co-writer-director, Pamela Yates

18 January 2011 7:22 PM, PST | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

[Premiere Screening: Tuesday, Jan. 25, 12:00 pm -- Temple Theatre]

Destiny never fails to astonish me. In this case, a story told long ago comes back and speaks to us in a surprising way in the present.

When I went to Guatemala in 1982, the sole genocide of the 20th century in the Americas was unfolding and I was shooting my first feature-length documentary there called When the Mountains Tremble. More than 25 years later that film and all the filmic outtakes are being used as forensic evidence in a genocide case against two of the generals in my original film. Though they ordered the killing of 200,000 people, mostly Maya Indians, they have not been brought to account.

So I had to make a new film, Granito, because this was the story of a lifetime. Consider this: When the Mountains Tremble helped put the storyteller in the film, Mayan leader Rigoberta Menchú on the world stage, and 10 years later she was the »

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