Global Georgia Initiative: Screening of “500 Years” with director Pamela Yates and producer Paco de Onis

March 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
234 W Hancock Ave
Athens, GA 30601

The Sundance-selected 2017 documentary 500 Years continues the story of the Guatemalan indigenous Mayan peoples’ human rights struggle that began in director Pamela Yates’s earlier films When the Mountains Tremble (1983) and Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2011). Yates and Paco de Onís, producer of 500 Years and Granito, will take part in a discussion following the screening.

A second screening of the film has been added for Friday, March 3 at 12:15 p.m. in Classroom F of Hirsch Hall. Both screenings are free and open to the public and will include discussions with the filmmakers.

The event, part of the Willson Center’s 2017 Global Georgia Initiative, is presented in partnership with the IntLawGrrls blog, the School of Law’s Georgia Women in Law Lead initiative, the Institute of Native American Studies, the Women Law Students Association and International Law Society, the American Society of International Law and its Women in International Law Interest Group, and the Planethood Foundation.

The Global Georgia Initiative presents global problems in local context with a focus on how the arts and humanities can intervene. The series is made possible by the support of private individuals and the Willson Center Board of Friends.