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Resistance Saga: 500 YEARS + Q&A

Dir: Pamela Yates
United States / 2017 / 109mins

Part 3 of the Resistance Saga

The UK Premiere of the final searing film in Pamela Yates’ epic Guatemala trilogy, 500 Years explores the war crimes trial of General Ríos Montt and the toppling of corrupt president Otto Pérez Molina.

Director Pamela Yates gracefully engages the indigenous Mayan population who experienced genocide at the hands of a long-standing repressive government. Silenced family members and eyewitnesses come forward to share their individual stories with the desire that their underreported, horrific treatment receive the attention it deserves.

500 Years delicately weaves archival footage with new interviews and emotional courtroom scenes to shine a light on a growing movement to fend off the systematic aggression toward an underrepresented people. Focusing on the recent events of a country that has suffered for generations at the hands of a ruling elite, the film hails the nation’s citizens banding together on a quest for justice – and emerging as a beacon of hope.

 

We’re delighted that director Pamela Yates, producer Paco de Onis and Andrea Ixchíu will join us for a Q&A after the screening of 500 Years.

Andrea Ixchíu
is an indigenous leader, cultural manager, human rights activist and Guatemalan writer.

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You can read more about the Resistance Saga and book a special ticket to all three films for £15 by clicking here

For the first time ever, the three extraordinary films in Pamela Yates' epic saga covering 35 years of Mayan resistance in Guatemala will be shown together, culminating in a filmmaker Q&A after the UK Premiere of the final film, 500 Years.

The Resistance Saga’ is presented in partnership with Human Rights Watch Film Festival. 

*Photo Credits (R-L): Daniel Hernández-Salazar, Melle van Essen / skylight.is, Daniel Hernández Salazar  

BOOK TICKETS

Date: Sun 12 March, 2017
Time: 18:00
Price: £9 (£7 concessions)
There are currently no screenings of this film.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.