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  • See how a 26-year-old documentary became vital forensic evidence in the trial of a dictator.

    See how a 26-year-old documentary became vital forensic evidence in the trial of a dictator.

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  • Amancio Villatoro's remains were the first to be identified as part of an ambitious forensic investigation.

    Amancio Villatoro's remains were the first to be identified as part of an ambitious forensic investigation.

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  • Still from Granito. Photo credit: Jean-Marie Simon

    Still from Granito. Photo credit: Jean-Marie Simon

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The Film

Granito is a story of destinies joined by Guatemala’s past, and how a documentary film from 1982, When the Mountains Tremble, becomes forensic evidence to help prove a genocide case against a military dictator.

In Granito, the characters sift for clues buried in archives of mind and place and historical memory, seeking to uncover a narrative that could unlock the past and settle matters of life and death in the present. Like a crime thriller where the narrative is revealed step by step, this epic film travels between present and past, uncovering evidence of massive crimes and bringing accountability to the present.

The Filmmakers

  1. Pamela YatesDirector
  2. Paco de OnísProducer