We are proud to present, along with Facing History and Ourselves, the revolutionary documentary Granito, written and directed by Pamela Yates.
The five people whose colliding destinies are depicted in Granito are connected by the war-torn Guatemala of 1982, when a genocidal military campaign exterminated nearly 200,000 people, most of them Mayans. The five sift for clues buried in archives of mind, place, and historical memory. As if a watchful Mayan god were weaving the threads of these stories, the film itself emerges as an active player in the present. The protagonists piece together narratives capable of unlocking the past and settling matters of life and death. Each seeks to integrate wrongs done and justice sought while adding a granito, a tiny grain of sand, to this inevitably epic tale.
Check out the trailer here! Granito is screening TOMORROW, Wednesday, June 23rd, at 2:00PM at the Nantucket High School. Pamela Yates will be there for a panel discussion after the film. Buy your tickets now or at the High School!