category The Rules of Law

V.O.

Spanish, K’iche’, English

subtitles

Romanian, English

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500 Years

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17 March, 16:00, Cinemateca Union

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizoarei Pamela Yates și a producătorului Paco de Onís

18 March, 21:00, Cinema Muzeul Țăranului

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizoarei Pamela Yates și a producătorului Paco de Onís

synopsis

For 500 years the Mayans in Guatemala have resisted colonizing forces that have sought their extermination in various ways. For nearly 35 years Pamela Yates, one of the first human rights documentarians in the United States, has been documenting their fight. This is the last film in a trilogy of Mayan resistance that started in 1983 (Granito, the second film in the trilogy was presented at One World Romania in 2012). Starting from the genocide trial of the general and former president Rios Montt and his daughter’s political campaign, Yates investigates Guatemala’s whole history and the story of the peasants who opposed colonization and mass extermination, a story which culminates with massive, moving street protests. 

awards and festivals

2017: Sundance Film Festival

2017: Costa Rica IFF - Audience Award for Best Documentary film

2017: International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights

2017: Human Rights Watch Film Festival

2017: Seattle IFF

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Skylight Pictures

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