Nobel Women’s Initiative in partnership with One World Film Festival and MiningWatch Canada is proud to bring 500 Years: Life in Resistance to Ottawa, Canada on September 29!
The much-anticipated documentary by acclaimed director Pamela Yates premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and offers a unique glimpse into Guatemala’s epic story of resistance, from the perspective of the Indigenous population. The film features two leading activists and their revolutionary role in Guatemala’s search for democracy—from from the trial of dictator Efrain Rios Montt for genocide against the Mayans in the 1980s, to the popular uprising that followed the trial and the toppling of President Otto Perez Molina.
500 Years: Life in Resistance is the final film in a documentary trilogy that includes: When The Mountains Tremble (Sundance Festival Grand Jury Prize, 1984) and Emmy-nominated Granito: How to Nail a Dictator.
A Q&A will follow the film screening, with director Pamela Yates and activist Andrea Ixchíu (one of the two film protagonists).
We hope you will join us for this exciting evening!
For more information on the event and the festival, please visit: http://oneworldfilmfestival.ca/500-years-a-life-in-resistance-screening-and-director-qa-october-1-at-owff-2017/.
TICKETS are available here: http://oneworldfilmfestival.ca/owff-tickets-and-passes/.