Granito – How to Nail A Dictator

Granito – How to Nail A Dictator

Granito – How to Nail A Dictator
director: Pamela Yates
country, year: USA, 2011
category: Justice - butt naked
 
time: 103'
VO: English, Spanish
subtitles: English, Romanian
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SYNOPSIS

Sometimes a film makes history; it doesn’t just document it. So it is with Granito: How to Nail a Dictator”, the astonishing new film by Pamela Yates. Part political thriller, part memoir, Yates transports us back in time through a riveting, haunting tale of genocide and returns to the present with a cast of characters joined by destiny and the quest to bring a malevolent dictator to justice. 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.

FULL PROGRAM

17 March, 22:00,

18 March, 14:00,

AWARDS AND FESTIVALS

Sundance Film Festival, 2011
Big Sky, 2011
Big Pond Adelaide Film Festival, 2011
Documentary Edge – New Zealand, 2011
First Factual Films Festival (F4) – Australia, 2011
Sguardi Altrove Film Festival (Milan) , 2011
Festival du film et Forum sure les Droits Humains (Geneva), 2011
Movies That Matter (The Hague), 2011
One World International Film Festival (Prague), 2011
International Human Rights Film Festival (Paris), 2011
Human Rights Watch Film Festival (London), 2011
It´s all true - international documentary film festival / é tudo verdade (Brazil), 2011
Independent Film Festival of Boston , 2011
Politics on Film (Washington DC), 2011
Berkshire International Film Festival, 2011
Human Rights Watch Film Festival (NYC), 2011
Nantucket Film Festival (MA), 2011
DOCLISBOA, 2011
Vancouver International Film Festival (Canada), 2011
Mill Valley Film Festival (CA), 2011
Los Angeles International Latino Film Festival- (LA)
Traverse City Film Festival
Peru-Encuentro Latinoamericano de Cine Festival
New York Latino Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
Mill Valley Film Festival, 2011
DOCLISBOA, 2011
Oaxaca FilmFest, 2011
Ojai Film Festival, 2011
Dok leipzig, 2011
Films from the South Film Festival (Norway), 2011
Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival (ongoing)


AWARDS
“Grand Prix for Best Creative Documentary” at the Paris International Human Rights Film Festival
"Barbara Hendricks Foundation Peace & Reconciliation Prize in Honor of Sergio Vieira de Mello” at the Geneva Human Rights Film Festival
Jury Grand Prize of the 2011 Festival at the Politics on Film Festival.

PRODUCER

Skylight Pictures

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