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Directed by Pamela Yates

United States 2017 105 mins. In Spanish

Completing her epic trilogy about Guatemala, which launched with When the Mountains Tremble (1983), a film that contributed to the downfall of the nation’s dictator, and Granito: How To Nail A Dictator (2011), which documented his crimes against humanity, 500 Years offers a sweeping chronicle of the decades-long evolution of resistance in that country. Through the actions and perspectives of the majority indigenous Mayan population, who now stand poised to reimagine their society, Yates’s film bears witness to the experiences of the Mayan population and celebrates its emergence as a powerful political force poised to usher in a new age of hope. In Spanish with English subtitles.