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Granito is a story of destinies joined by Guatemala's past, and how a documentary film intertwined with a nation's turbulent history emerges as an active player in the present. In Granito our characters sift for clues buried in archives of mind and place and historical memory, seeking to uncover a narrative that could unlock the past and settle matters of life and death in the present. Each of the five main characters whose destinies collide in Granito are connected by the Guatemala of 1982, then engulfed in a war where a genocidal scorched earth campaign by the military exterminated nearly 200,000 Maya people. Now, as if a watchful Maya god were weaving back together threads of a story unraveled by the passage of time, forgotten by most, our characters become integral to the overarching narrative of wrongs done and justice sought that they have pieced together, each adding their granito, their tiny grain of sand, to the epic tale. -- (C) Official Site

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Rigoberta Menchú
as Rigoberta Menchu
Fredy Peccerelli
as Fredy Peccerelli
Alejandra Garcia
as Alejandra Garcia
Kate Doyle
as Kate Doyle
Antonio Caba Caba
as Antonio Caba Caba
Almudena Bernabeu
as Almudena Bernabeu
Gustavo Meoño
as Gustavo Meono
Naomi Roht-Arriaza
as Naomi Roht-Arriaza
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  • The movie is erratically paced, often static and dry, and occasionally dull. But the subject matter keeps you intrigued - barely.

    Feb 4, 2012 | Rating: 2/4
  • There's a naggingly studied tone to the whole enterprise that makes it feel like history class rather than a complex, urgent reckoning.

    Sep 30, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • There are only so many times you can watch a camera panning and zooming over still photos before your tolerance for the Ken Burns effect reaches its limit.

    Sep 13, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Nick Schager

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Granito becomes both a humanitarian legal thriller and a quest to find justice through cinema.

    Sep 13, 2011 | Full Review…
  • "Granito" is less rough-edged than its guerrilla-film predecessor, but it shares a spirit of simplistic revolutionary solidarity.

    Sep 13, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • As well-intended as it is artless.

    Feb 10, 2011

    Robert Koehler

    Top Critic

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