Indigenous Showcase – The Resistance Saga part 2 – Granito: How to Nail a Dictator
A ticket to any one film in the Resistance Saga series is good for all three films
** SIFF members receive the NWFF member discount for this event **
$12 General Admission
** Director Pamela Yates and producer Paco de Onís in attendance! **
** Special three-film screening with discussion and reception! **
Granito: How to Nail a Dictator is a story of destinies joined by Guatemala’s past, and how a documentary film, intertwined with a nation’s turbulent history, emerges as an active player in the present. In Granito, our characters sift for clues buried in archives of mind and place and historical memory, seeking to uncover a narrative that could unlock the past and settle matters of life and death in the present. Each of the five main characters whose destinies collide in Granito are connected by Guatemala’s past. In 1982, Guatemala was engulfed in an armed conflict during which a genocidal “scorched earth” campaign by the military killed nearly 200,000 Maya people including 45,000 disappeared. Now, 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.