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Granito: A Call To Action

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Granito, BIFF, Call 2 Action, Skylight Pictures, Guatemala, Chajul“In a subtly powerful moment towards the end of Granito, we are allowed to share an intimate moment with a Mayan compañero as he rests against a tree in his mountain stand post. He tells us why he is there, why he chose to join la lucha. We learn that “granito” is a Mayan concept in that each of us has a tiny grain of sand – a tiny granito – to contribute to positive social change. As Pamela later said of her work to bring justice to Guatemala: “I alone can’t change things, but I have my tiny grain of sand to contribute. Granito the film is meant to inspire the next generation…what is my granito? What can I do for positive social change?””

The above excerpt is from a recent blog post by Philanthropiece’s Director of Programs, Katie Doyle Myers, about the documentary film Granito. The full post can be found on The Righters blog here.  Philanthropiece is thrilled to be a part of bringing Granito to the Boulder International Film Festival 2012 as part of the Call 2 Action program.  This film “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.”

Please join us at BIFF on Friday, February 17th, at 10am at the Boulder Theater for the Boulder Premiere of Granito.  We will have a follow up discussion in the Call 2 Action tent, on the Pearl Street Mall immediately afterwords.  We would love to hear what you thought of the film and what your granito is.

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