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500 Years explores this dramatic moment in Guatemalan history, and what role the U.S. might play at this juncture. 500 Years is the third part of our trilogy of the Guatemalan saga, and continues the story of our films When the Mountains Tremble (1983) and...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1441251044860{padding-top: 10px !important;}"] A look at American foreign policy – the covert training, arming and financing of the Nicaraguan contras as they waged a campaign of terror meant to overthrow the Sandanista government. In “Report from the Front,” filmmakers Yates and Sigel travelled with the...

Rebel Citizen takes you on a revelatory tour of Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler’s political documentary work, letting the veteran artist/activist share his vision of how to be a citizen in the world....

[:en][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]MOTHER TONGUE chronicles the first time a documentary film about Guatemalan genocide in Guatemala was translated and dubbed into Maya-Ixil—14.5% of whom were killed during the armed conflict in the 1980s. Told from the perspective of Matilde Terraza, an emerging Ixil leader and the translation...

“Brazil’s Bolsa Família” describes Bolsa Família, a government program which seeks to break the cycle of poverty by providing conditional cash transfers to households which offer opportunities for social mobility. Through ensuring families can meet their basic needs, they thereby allow them to provide a...

The short video “Unlikely Allies” tells the story of Proyecto Capital, a project which seeks to expand financial inclusion for the poor through to connecting the world of government social programs with the world of finance and banking in order to give families the freedom...

The “LISTA Initiative” short film describes the development of a cost-effective financial education methodology which uses technology to reach many families on a large-scale. The LISTA program allows recipients of conditional cash transfers, a form of monetary government assistance, to receive financial training and information...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]DISRUPTION explores the work of Fundación Capital, (Winners of the 2014 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship), a group of Latin American activist-economists that is pioneering strategies for financial inclusion across the region by aligning policy, market mechanisms, and advances in technology to create programs that place...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1461260817394{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][button size="medium" icon="fa-key" target="_self" hover_type="default" text="Access Educational Resources" link="http://skylight.is/did-edu/"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Dictator in the Dock series brings viewers into the courtroom as former dictator General Efraín Ríos Montt stands trial...

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator is a story of destinies joined by Guatemala’s past, and how a documentary film intertwined with a nation’s turbulent history emerges as an active player in the present....