500 Years: Life in Resistance

Cine Latino

Title Conditional: 500 Years: Life in Resistance

Directed by Pamela Yates (Guatemala, 2017)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm | 105 North Gate Hall

Irma Alicia Velásquez, from "500 Years." (Photo by Mario van Essen.)
Irma Alicia Velásquez, from "500 Years." (Photo by Mario van Essen.)

"500 Years" tells the sweeping story of resistance in Guatemala, from the genocide trial of former dictator General Ríos Montt to the popular movement that toppled sitting President Otto Pérez Molina. Focusing on universal themes of justice, racism, power and corruption, 500 Years is told from the perspective of the majority indigenous Mayan population, and explores their struggles in the country’s growing fight against impunity. 105 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

The screening is free. No ticket or registration required.

Trailer: http://500years.skylight.is/trailer/