Congratulations are in order; "Granito: How To Nail A Dictator" has just been awarded "Best Creative Documentary" at the Paris International Human Rights Film Festival, just after winning the "Peace and Reconciliation Award" at the Geneva International Human Rights Film Festival. They are honored to receive these awards and eager to boost the profile of "Granito" and its message of bringing criminal dictators to account. If they make it to the 2012 Oscars, Granito's message will get out to millions. Help get them there by joining their Kickstarter campaign - only 8 days left, and they're 75% there, but with Kickstarter you need to reach 100% before the last day, or none of the money can be released. Click here to become a granito and help! Tell your friends, pass it on! A million thanks!
"Granito" is a unique story of destinies joined by Guatemala’s past, about how a documentary film intertwined with a nation’s turbulent history emerges as an active player in the present. In 1982, Pamela Yates went to Guatemala to direct her first documentary "When the Mountains Tremble" in the middle of an ongoing genocide during the regime of General Efraín Ríos Montt. A quarter century later, film outtakes from "When the Mountains Tremble," as well as secret military documents and skeletal remains unearthed by courageous human rights defenders, are all being used in a genocide case to prosecute the military dictators that ordered the genocide of the Maya people, resulting in 200,000 killed.
"Granito" means "tiny grain of sand," and is a Maya concept of collective change, about how all of us persevering together over time can cause change and bring justice to society. "Granito" the film illustrates this concept and received a sustained standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival.