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Title 500 years / a film by Paco de Onís, Peter Kinoy, Pamela Yates ; directed by Pamela Yates ; produced by Paco de Onís
Published New Day Films, 2017
[San Francisco, California, USA] : [Kanopy Streaming], [2018]


Description 1 online resource (1 video file (109 min.)) : sound, color
Summary This new documentary tells the epic story that led Guatemala to a tipping point in their history from the genocide trial of former dictator General Rios Montt to the popular movement that toppled sitting President Otto Perez Molina. Focusing on universal themes of justice, racism, power and corruption, 500 YEARS tells the story from the perspective of the majority indigenous Mayan population, and their struggles in their country's growing fight against impunity. This is the third chapter of the trilogy of documentaries on Guatemala, led by Pamela Yates, and follows the films WHEN THE MOUNTAINS TREMBLE (1983) and GRANITO DE ARENA (2011)
Notes Originally produced by New Day Films in 2017
Streaming video file
Credits Director of photography, Melle van Essen, Rene Soza ; editor, Peter Kinoy ; composer, Roger C. Miller
Notes Soundtrack in English, Spanish and Mayan languages with English subtitles
Online resource; title from title screen (Kanopy, viewed August 21, 2020)
Subject Revolutionaries -- Guatemala -- Biography
Mayas -- Civil rights -- Guatemala
Protest movements -- Guatemala
Indians of Central America -- Guatemala -- Social conditions
Indians of Central America -- Guatemala -- Government relations
Indians, Treatment of -- Guatemala
Social conditions.
Protest movements.
Politics and government.
Mayas -- Civil rights.
Indians, Treatment of.
Indians of Central America -- Social conditions.
Indians of Central America -- Government relations.
Ethnic relations.
Guatemala -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Guatemala -- Ethnic relations
Guatemala -- Social conditions
Genre/Form Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Films autres que de fiction.
Vidéos pour personnes handicapées auditives.
Form Streaming video
Author Yates, Pamela, film director
Onís, Paco de, film producer
Essen, Melle van, director of photography
Soza, René, director of photography
Kinoy, Peter, editor of moving image work
Miller, Roger C. (Pianist), composer (expression)
New Day Films, publisher
Other Titles Subtitle on Kanopy website: Life in resistance