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Sundance-selected documentary to screen at Cine and UGA with filmmakers’ Q&A

The Dean Rusk International Law Center and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts will present screenings of the new documentary 500 Years March 2 at 7 p.m. at Cine and March 3 at 12:15 p.m. in Classroom F of Hirsch Hall.

The screenings are part of the programming for the 10th anniversary conference of IntLawGrrls, an international law blog written primarily by women, which the Rusk Center is hosting. Director Pamela Yates and producer Paco de Oni will take part in audience discussions following each screening. Both screenings are open free to the public.

The 2017 film, Yates’ eighth to be selected for the Sundance Film Festival, continues the story of the struggle for human rights by the indigenous Mayan people of Guatemala that Yates began in her earlier films When the Mountains Tremble (1983) and Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2011).

The screening, part of the Willson Center’s 2017 Global Georgia Initiative, is presented in partnership with 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.