Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

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November 3rd, 2012, 10:00am – 12:00pm
University of Winnipeg, Room 1L12 (Lockhart Hall), 515 Portage Avenue

Granito is a story of Guatemala, its turbulent history, and how documentary film footage is being used as courtroom evidence to bring a measure of justice for crimes committed decades ago. In Granito, our characters sift for clues buried in archives, 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 paths cross in Granito are connected by the Guatemala of 1982 where a genocidal “scorched earth” campaign by the military exterminated nearly 200,000 Mayan people. 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. Jury Grand Prize, Politics On Film Festival.