When the Mountains Tremble*

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When the Mountains Tremble*

  • 1983 ----- color ----- 83 min ----- dvd/vhs
  • From the limbo of exile, Rigoberta Mechu is a Guatemalan woman whom history has transformed from an impoverished, migratory peasant to a leading voice in shaping the destiny of her people. She weaves together the rich fabric of recent Guatemalan history: the beauty and richness of the culture, the courage of her people and the tragedy of human greed and corruption. Without apology, the film presents the point of view of Guatemalan peasants and guerrillas and makes American political leaders look out-of-touch, if not dangerous. [DVD is restricted to use on the University of Washington campuses] (In Spanish with English subtitles) (Restricted to use by institutions of Higher Education in Washington state only)
  • Topics: (Latin America, Motion Pictures: Documentary, Political Science: Latin American, Romance Languages and Literature)