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500 Years has launched into the world, with Mayan protagonists Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj and Andrea Ixchíu receiving standing ovations at every stop on the festival circuit! With 5 sold out screenings at our Sundance world premiere, we saw enthusiastic crowds connecting with the film’s...

The world premiere of third film in the Guatemalan resistance trilogy, 500 YEARS, set to release on Sundance stage this coming January.     500 YEARS, the much anticipated third film from Director Pamela Yates, continues the epic saga of indigenous resistance in Guatemala that began with When...

[caption id="attachment_16902" align="alignleft" width="237"] Photo credit: Dana Lixenberg[/caption] In these monthly postings my hope is to part the curtains and give you a glimpse behind the scenes where Skylight films get put together. I am the chief slicer and dicer, wielding my electronic knife with pleasurable...

Last April, Pam joined Guatemalan filmmaker Izabel Acevedo in panel discussion about the role that documentary can play in talking about the civil war and genocide trials in Guatemala, in an event moderated by Prof. Peter Lucas as part of the ongoing Guatemala Después Exhibit at the New School....

http://vimeo.com/35763021   HOW TO NAIL A DICTATOR Efrain Ríos Montt is going to trial. The brutal Guatemalan dictator is the first head of state to be prosecuted for genocide in genuine proceedings in his own country. And my video evidence helped send him there. I went to Guatemala in...