The story of how a documentary film from 1982 helped bring justice to a Guatemalan military dictator. Filmmaker Pamela Yates’ When the Mountains Tremble featured the only known footage of the Guatemalan army’s horrific genocide against the Mayan people in the early eighties. Twenty-five years later, the film became evidence in an international war crimes case against the army’s former commander. Granito: How to Nail a Dictator is a riveting mix of political thriller and memoir that spans four decades.
Part of the Karama Human Rights Film Festival at Summerhall.