DOCUMENTARY: MAXIMÓN – ¿Santo o Diablo?

Guatemala events

Wed. DOCUMENTARY MAXIMÓN – ¿Santo o Diablo? (Spanish, w/English subtitles) Of cultural importance, this documentary was filmed and produced entirely in Guatemala. “MAXIMÓN – ¿Santo o Diablo?” centers on the controversial Mayan deity who simultaneously personifies good and evil. Maximón, also known as San Simón, or the drinking and smoking saint of Guatemala, is a mixture of ancient Mayan beliefs and […]

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Granito de arena

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

“Ever since I filmed these generals in 1982, I’ve wanted to see them pay for their crimes,” says filmmaker Pamela Yates. Determined to “find out what was really going on,” Yates originally came to Guatemala in the 1980s to make a documentary about a hidden war. Thirty years later, material from her film, which captures some of the only footage […]

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GRANITO, a new documentary will be showing in March 2012

GRANITO, a new documentary will be showing in March 2012

Part political thriller, part memoir, GRANITO shadows a haunting crime across four decades. As activists, experts and lawyers build an international human rights case against a Guatemalan military dictator, Pamela Yates’s 1982 film When the Mountains Tremble emerges as forensic evidence—a witness to the genocide it documented. Recording the search for truth and accountability, her latest work captures the arc […]

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Documenting the Rebirth of a Bus

Documenting the Rebirth of a Bus

La Camioneta is a feature-length documentary about the “afterlife” of American school buses and the people who make it all possible. After 10 years or 150,000 miles on the road, American school buses are often deemed no longer usable and often end up at one of the country’s many used-bus auctions. From there, a sizable percentage of these buses end […]

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