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.
Here's another chance to see the Q&A with director Pamela Yates and producer Paco de Onis as well as special guest, Andrea Ixchíu an indigenous leader, cultural manager, human rights activist and Guatemalan writer.
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.