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500 Years

Directed by: Pamela Yates
Runtime: 1hr 49min Year: 2017
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Directed by: Pamela Yates
Runtime: 1hr 49min Year: 2017
Country: United States
Last Screened: Sun 12th Mar 2017

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.

Part 3 of the Resistance Saga

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.