Granito — How to Nail a Dictator

Posted on April 5, 2012 1 Comment

What did you learn from this documentary about the history of Guatemala? Why did the filmmaker choose to narrate it from the point of view of her personal experience?

One Response to “Granito — How to Nail a Dictator”

  1. Chris Hynes says:

    I barely had even heard of the genocide in Guatemala before watching WHEN THE MOUNTAINS TREMBLE and GRANITO. I only knew that bloody struggles with revolution were common in Latin America during the second half of the twentieth century. After GRANITO, I will always remember what happened in Guatemala specifically and with gruesome detail. GRANITO was all about how the filmmaker’s previous film had long lasting effects both inside and outside Guatemala, eventually becoming evidence in the genocide case against the country’s leader. Because of its meta- quality of documenting the genre of documentary, the presence of the filmmaker’s voice, almost as a director’s commentary, fits well.

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