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Filmfest DC - 500 Years Life in Resistance

Sunday, April 22 at Landmark's E Street Cinema

500 Years: Life in Resistance

 Pamela Yates

USA/Guatemala, 2017, 105 minutes

 Resistance is a way of life, as this film’s subtitle implies. Nowhere is this truer than for Mayans in Guatemala, whose struggles are indelibly narrated in 500 Years, the third film in Pamela Yates’ and Skylight Pictures’ trilogy on the topic (with Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, winner of FFDC’s 2012 Justice Matters award, and When the Mountains Tremble). Yates’s camera is seemingly everywhere—in the Capital courtroom where former general and President Rios Montt is on trial for genocide, and in the mountains where families retreated to escape the army that killed or disappeared over 100,000 Mayans during the “secret war,” their land still being confiscated by the corporate establishment. A very present-day story is intimately articulated by journalists and peasant leaders, farmers and intellectuals. Indigenous people, with their longing for justice, may just lead the way for all Guatemalans to find common cause in democracy.—Judy Bloch

In Spanish and Mayan with English subtitles

Event Details

Filmfest DC - 500 Years Life in Resistance
Sunday, April 22, 2018
6:00 PM
Landmark's E Street Cinema  
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Ticket Options

Discount Packages

Packages offered through advance sale only unless otherwise noted. To purchase a package, please follow the links below:

Director's Package:
10 tickets for $100 ($140 value) plus $5.00 convenience fee
Weekday Package:
4 tickets for $45 ($56 value) plus $3.00 convenience fee

Event Map

Landmark's E Street Cinema  
555 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20004