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In Memoriam: Ricardo Restrepo (1962 - 2017) (Originally published in English on September 20, 2017 by Cinema Tropical)   Colombian documentary filmmaker and cinematographer Ricardo Restrepo died yesterday at the age of 54 in Bogotá. A renowned documentarian in the South American country, Restrepo also had a prolific...

500 YEARS will have its U.S. theatrical premiere on July 12 at New York’s IFC Center, followed by a release in select cities. The film, which premiered to standing ovations at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is the third and final installment in Director Pamela Yates...

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...

Skylight stands in solidarity with the warehouse workers affected by unsafe conditions.  We call upon B&H Photo to treat all of its workers ethically and with respect. As a leading marketplace for photo and video equipment, B&H has an opportunity and responsibility to inspire other companies...

Over the past 50 years, Colombia has endured one of the longest standing internal armed conflicts in the Americas--one that has left over 5.5 million people displaced. Roughly 13% of the country's population are "internally displaced persons" or IDPs. The question of how to allocate...

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...

How can a documentary film contribute to social movements? By telling a story that captures the zeitgeist of a historical moment, that stirs and inspires audiences to reflect and to act. In this past year Granito: How to Nail a Dictator screened around the globe,...

This really captures the essence of "Granito: How To Nail A Dictator": "'Granito'" is remarkable for allowing two intertwined stories, one global and the other personal, to unfold together.  It presents the hurricane of violence that enveloped Guatemala 25 years ago not just as a...

This is the long-awaited New York theatrical opening of "Granito: How To Nail A Dictator".  The exclusive NY run will last 9 days and serve for Oscar qualification as well.  Filmmakers Pamela Yates, Peter Kinoy and Paco de Onís will be present for Q&As at...

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