Kenyon College

Human Rights Film Series: Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2011)

April 10, 2018 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2011)

Tuesday, April 10, 7:00 PM
Community Foundation Theater, Gund Gallery

Part political thriller, part memoir, Granito takes us through a haunting tale of genocide and justice that spans four decades, two films, and filmmaker Pamela Yates’s own career. Granito is a story of destinies joined together by Guatemala’s past and of how a documentary film from 1983, When the Mountains Tremble, emerges as an active player in the present by becoming forensic evidence in a genocide case against a military dictator. In an incredible twist of fate, Yates was allowed to shoot the only known footage of the army as it carried out the genocide.

After the film, a discussion will be led by Greg Severyn, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish.

Human Rights Film Series 

A large multidisciplinary team of faculty and students are annually invited to curate selections from more than a dozen award-winning documentaries featured in the Human Rights Watch Film Festival held in NYC each summer. Members of the curatorial team partner with other faculty, administrators, students and community members to lead meaningful post-screening discussions.

Full Screening Schedule

  • Tuesday, January 16: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (2016)
  • Tuesday, March 20: Nowhere to Hide (2016)
  • Tuesday, March 27: Bill Nye: Science Guy ( 2017)
  • Tuesday, April 10: Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2011)
  • Tuesday, April 17: The Workers Cup (2017)

All films are free and open to the public.

Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.