When: Sat., March 4, 4 p.m. 2017
The ultimate resistencia film in this year’s CineFestival, 500 Years is the third in a Pamela Yates trilogy that includes When the Mountains Tremble (1983) and Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2011). It follows the genocide trial of former dictator General Efraín Ríos Montt and the citizens’ uprising that ended the reign of President Otto Pérez Molina. In all of these events, the indigenous populations played a major role in the struggle. If you think you have it difficult now, watch this timely reminder that the most important struggle is the one that never ends.