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Friday, April 27, 2012

Beyond the Classroom presents "Granito: How to Nail a Dictator"

Description:
GRANITO is a story of destinies joined by Guatemalas past, and how a documentary film intertwined with a nations turbulent history emerges as an active player in the present. In GRANITO our characters sift for clues buried in archives of mind and place and historical memory, seeking to uncover a narrative that could unlock the past and settle matters of life and death in the present. Each of the five main characters whose destinies collide in GRANITO are connected by the Guatemala of 1982, then engulfed in a war where a genocidal scorched earth campaign by the military exterminated nearly 200,000 Maya people. Now, 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. {Will appear in FYI on Apr 23, 2012
Start Time:
3:30 PM
End Time:
5:00 PM
Room:
1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Common Location Name:
Other
Web Address:
www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu
Other Contact Information:
Dr. James V. Riker Beyond the Classroom +1 301 314 6622 jriker@umd.edu www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu


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