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500 Years

500 years

Location:  Alkek Library (ALK); Teaching Theater (Room 250)
Cost:  Free
Contact:  Jennifer Devine, 512.245.3937
Campus Sponsor:  Department of Geography and the University Lecturers' Series
Photo credit: Saul Martinez

500 Years tells the sweeping story that led Guatemalans to a tipping point in their history, from the ongoing genocide trial of a former dictator to the popular movement that toppled a sitting Guatemalan president in 2015. Focusing on universal themes of justice, racism, and power, 500 Years explores Guatemala's growing fight against corruption and impunity. 

Pamela Yates is the director of the Sundance Special Jury Award-winning When the Mountains Tremble, the executive producer of the Academy Award-winning Witness to War, and the director of Emmy-nominated Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, for which she received a Guggenheim Fellowship. Paco de OnĂ­s is the executive director and executive producer of Skylight, a human rights media organization.

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