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"500 Years": Screening and Discussion

Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj featured in 500 Years

(2017, Pamela Yates, USA, 108 min, in English, Spanish, & Mayan languages)

The third and final installment of Pamela Yates's trilogy "The Resistance Saga," following When the Mountains Tremble (1982) and Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2011), 500 Years exposes Guatemala's official history of brutality, entrenched racism and genocide through the indigenous Mayan population's uprising that threatens to topple a corrupt government.

Introduction by Daniel Pope (UMass).

The director Pamela Yates and producer Paco de Onis will be present for discussion.