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Guatemala New Doco: “Granito How To Nail A Dictator”

The US film maker Pamela Yates’s new documentary, Granito: How to Nail A Dictator has a new ending added for its premier launch in the U.S. on the PBS public television network on June 28th. The documentary deals with the investigation and bringing to trial of General Efraín Ríos Montt, the most important architect of the genocide carried out in Guatemala in the early 1980s. The new ending centres on Ríos Montt’s house arrest and court appearance on the genocide charge. Ríos Montt is the first former head of state in Latin America to be charged with genocide. Skylight Pictures, the documentary’s producer, along with its US broadcast partner POV have decided to stream Granito and its prequel in their English and Spanish versions. To view these documentaries visit:
To read an interview with Pamela Yates visit

Barry Carr

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