Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

Date: February 18, 2014 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Olin Auditorium

In a stunning milestone for justice in Central America, a Guatemalan court recently charged former dictator Efraín Rios Montt with genocide for his brutal war against the country’s Mayan people in the 1980s — and Pamela Yates’ 1983 documentary, When the Mountains Tremble, provided key evidence for bringing the indictment.

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator tells the extraordinary story of how a film, aiding a new generation of human rights activists, became a granito — a tiny grain of sand — that helped tip the scales of justice. Tremble, provided key evidence for bringing the indictment.

Watch the trailer: http://www.pbs.org/pov/granito/