Peace & Conflict Studies Hosts Nov. 15 Film Screening

ACC’s Peace & Conflict Studies Program is hosting the second event in a year-long  film series focusing on global conflicts and struggles. “Granito: How to Nail a Dictator” will be screened at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd., Building 8000, Room 8500). A discussion will follow the screening.

The film tells the story of how Pamela Yates’ 1983 documentary “When the Mountains Tremble” provided key evidence against Guatemalan dictator Efraí­n Rí­os Montt, who was charged with genocide for his brutal war against the country’s Mayan people.

“Yates’ film aided a new generation of human rights activists and became a ‘granito’ – a tiny grain of sand – that helped tip the scales of justice,” says Dr. Shirin Khosropour, psychology professor and coordinator of Peace and Conflict Studies at ACC.

The “Cinema of Conflict and Transformation” film series features highly acclaimed, award-winning films. The series is free and open to the public. Additional screenings are planned for spring 2014; for more information and to see the complete schedule, visit

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