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500 YEARS in Colombia Bolivar City A crimson tide prevails in the landscape as you approach Ciudad Bolívar, a town located south of Bogota, the capital of Colombia. By the hundreds the houses made with bricks form reddish blocks that contrast with the gray of the concrete and...

At the age of 22, with the release of When the Mountains Tremble, Rigoberta Menchú traveled the world speaking out against the violence in Guatemala. On this day, October 12th, 25 years ago it was announced she would be the first indigenous person to be awarded...

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...

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...

Written by Carlos A. Gutiérrez “A camera in hand and an idea in mind,” the cri de coeur of the Cinema Novo movement, is as relevant now in the United States as it first was in Brazil in the late sixties. The month since Election Day has...

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...

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