I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala in the late 1980s. Since that time, I have tried to stay informed about what is going on there. It is an amazingly beautiful country with a brutally violent history. It was with great sadness that I recently learned that the United States will no longer send volunteers to Guatemala and many other Central American countries because of an escalation of drug war violence.
(As an aside, I recommend that you watch http://www.thehouseilivein.org/ for why the drug war is a failure.)
The purpose of this post is to highlight the national distribution of “Granito: How to Nail A Dictator,” which I have heard is an amazing film and will be nationally broadcast on public television stations starting on Thursday, June 28.
However, as I explained in the post below, many public television stations have decided not to air it at all (this seems to be true for WHUT and MPT), and some, like WETA, have decided to air this film only in the middle of the night.
How is it that Antiques Roadshow can air repeatedly occupying many prime viewing slots and an amazing documentary film is relegated to the middle of the night? See post below to help correct this problem.