Join us for a screening of
Followed by Q&A with Director Pamela Yates, Producer Paco de Onís, and protagonist Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is proud to present 500 YEARS, a film that completed a successful run on the festival circuit, receiving ovations at every stop and five sold-out screenings at its Sundance world premiere.
500 YEARS is the third and final installment in Director Pamela Yates and Skylight Pictures & Engage’s epic trilogy on Mayan indigenous resistance in Guatemala, The Resistance Saga, which began with When the Mountains Tremble (1983), followed by Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2011). The new film tells the sweeping story that led Guatemala to a tipping point in their history, from the genocide trial of former dictator General Ríos Montt to the popular movement that toppled sitting President Otto Pérez Molina. Focusing on universal themes of justice, racism, power and corruption, 500 YEARS tells the story from the perspective of the majority indigenous Mayan population in Guatemala, and explores their struggles in the country’s growing fight against impunity.
This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required.