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500 Years

October 17, 2022, 7:00 PM

Free

500 Years tells the epic story that led Guatemala to a tipping point in their history, from the genocide trial of General Ríos Montt to the citizen uprising that toppled President Otto Perez Molina. While indigenous peoples of Guatemala are no stranger to oppression, the recent events that took place over a tumultuous three-year span, change finally seems possible when their movement is met with civil society’s outcry to end corruption. As witness to this heroic moment in Guatemalan history, 500 Years documents the beginning of the end of an unaccountable rule of law, and a society ready for change. Focusing on universal themes of justice, racism, power and corruption, 500 Years tells the story from the perspective of the majority indigenous Mayan population, and their struggles in the country’s growing democracy.

Post-film Q&A with Oak Institute Fellow Ana Lucia Ixchiu Hernandez

Free admission, courtesy of the Oak Institute for Human Rights.

(Not rated, 108 min., 2017)

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Details

Date:
October 17, 2022
Time:
7:00 PM
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Oak Institute
Phone:
859-5304
Email:
oakhr@colby.edu
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Venue

Railroad Square Cinema
Schupf Art Center, 93 Main St
Waterville, ME
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Phone:
873-6526
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