GRANITO: HOW TO NAIL A DICTATOR will screen at this year’s Documentary Fortnight at MoMA in New York on Sunday, March 3rd at 5:30 PM. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Pamela Yates and Paco de Onis.
Since 2001, every February has marked the return of Documentary Fortnight, the Museum of Moder Art’s (MoMA) annual two-week showcase of recent nonfiction film and media. The festival includes an international selection of films and thematic programs that extend the idea of the documentary form, examine the relationship between contemporary art and nonfiction filmmaking, and reflect on new areas of nonfiction practice. Documentary Fortnight kicks off February 15th and runs until March 4th. For more information about Documentary Fortnight, visit: http://press.moma.org/2013/01/documentary-fortnight-2013-momas-international-festival-of-nonfiction-film-and-media/
GRANITO: HOW TO NAIL A DICTATOR
Producer: Paco de Onis; Director: Pamela Yates
GRANITO 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 the Guatemala of 1982, then engulfed in a war where a genocidal “scorched earth” campaign by the military exterminated nearly 200,000 Maya people. 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. GRANITO is co-production of ITVS and LPB.
For more information, please visit: http://lpbp.org/Granito.php.