Granito: How to Nail a Dictator
Release Date: September 14, 2011 (NY)
Studio: International Film Circuit
Director: Pamela Yates
Screenwriter: Not Available
Starring: Pamela Yates, Rigoberta Menchü, Fredy Peccerelli, Alejandra Garcia, Kate Doyle, Antonio Caba Caba, Almudena Bernabeu, Gustavo Meoño, Naomi Roht-Arriaza
Sometimes a film makes history; it doesn’t just document it. So it is with “Granito: How to Nail a Dictator,” the astonishing new film by Pamela Yates. Part political thriller, part memoir, Yates transports us back in time through a riveting, haunting tale of genocide and returns to the present with a cast of characters joined by destiny and the quest to bring a malevolent dictator to justice.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.