Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator Film Screening

  • January 8, 2016
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for the screening of Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, a powerful documentary which delves into some of the same histories addressed in Borderland Collective's Northern Triangle Project Space Exhibition.

  • Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator Film Screening

Join us for the screening of Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, a powerful documentary which delves into some of the same histories addressed in Borderland Collective's Northern Triangle Project Space Exhibition.

"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. Listen to the Human Rights Watch Podcast on Granito: [Click here to listen/download] Watch Granito, Every Memory Matters about the film’s sister project: [http://vimeo.com/28082375]. "