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  1. Four ITVS Programs Nominated for Imagen Awards

    June 21, 2013

    Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, Mariachi High, Precious Knowledge, and Tales of Masked Men were the ITVS programs recognized with nominations for the 28th annual Imagen Awards. Administered by the Imagen Foundation, the Imagen Awards aim to recognize and reward positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media, as well as to encourage and recognize

  2. Meet the People Behind Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

    June 27, 2012

    The ITVS funded documentary by filmmaker Pamela Yates premieres Thursday, June 28 on POV. See all the people behind the making of and in the story of Granito: How to Nail a Dictator in these stunning photographs by renowned portraitist Dana Lixenberg.  Granito is a story of destinies joined by Guatemala’s past and how a documentary film from 1982, When the

  3. Two ITVS Films to Premiere at Sundance

    December 3, 2010

    Two  ITVS-funded films will have their documentary premiere at Sundance: Granito by filmmaker Pamela Yates and The Interrupters by filmmaker Steve James. In Yates’s Granito, an documentary film she made intertwines with Guatemala’s turbulent history and emerges as an active player in a nation’s struggle to heal itself and serve up justice.  The

  4. Granito Makes Good Use of the Past

    August 19, 2010

    Granito is a story of destinies joined by Guatemala’s past, and how a documentary film from 1982 — When the Mountains Tremble — became forensic evidence to help prove a genocide case against a military dictator. In Granito, the characters sift for clues buried in archives of mind and place and historical memory, seeking to uncover a narrative that could