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Season 25, Episode 2 Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

First Aired: June 28, 2012

"Granito: How to Nail a Dictator" tells how Pamela Yates' 1983 documentary "When the Mountains Tremble," about the 1982 genocide of indigenous Mayans by the Guatemalan military, was used to hold ex-dictator Efraín Ríos Montt responsible. "Granito" also features individuals who appeared in the 1983 film, including storyteller Rigoberta Menchú, who would go on to win the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize; and former guerrilla commander Gustavo Meoño.

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  • Premiered: July 5, 1988
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr… (more)

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