"Granito serves as a vital reminder that courageous documentary filmmakers can profoundly impact the cause of justice in the world." Amy Goodman, Host & Executive Producer, Democracy Now!
As part political thriller, part memoir, director Pamela Yates tells the extraordinary story of how her 1983 documentary, When the Mountains Tremble, provided key evidence for bringing the indictment for genocide against former dictator General Efraín Ríos Montt for his brutal war against the country’s Maya people in the 1980s. Weaving together the story threads of seven protagonists over 30 years, each add their own ‘granito’, their tiny grain of sand, to a nation’s fight to bring a dictator to justice and give the Maya people their day in court.
With the conviction of a dictator Granito is a testament to the power of documentary film.