April 3, 2018, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, Outside the Box [Office], and USC Gould Law School's Center for Law, History and Culture, and Skylight, invite you and a guest to attend a special screening of

500 Years

Directed by Pamela Yates
Produced by Paco de Onís

Followed by a Q&A with Pamela Yates

7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival 2017; Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2017; Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2017.

About 500 Years

Pamela Yates presents her documentary film, 500 Years, the third and final installment in Yates and Skylight’s epic trilogy on Mayan indigenous resistance in Guatemala, The Resistance Saga, which began with When the Mountains Tremble (1983) and was followed by Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2011). This new film tells the sweeping story that led Guatemala to a tipping point in its history, from the genocide trial of former dictator General Ríos Montt to the popular movement that toppled sitting President Otto Pérez Molina. Focusing on universal themes of justice, racism, power and corruption,  500 Years tells the story from the perspective of the majority indigenous Mayan population in Guatemala, and explores their struggles in the country’s growing fight against impunity.

Provided courtesy of Skylight. Not rated. Running time: 108 minutes.

Visit the Official Website: http://500years.skylight.is/
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About Outside the Box [Office]

Outside the Box [Office] is a weekly showcase for upcoming releases highlighting world cinema, documentary and independent film titles. Recognizing a need for greater diversity on campus, the series will draw from around the globe to present movies that may challenge, inspire or simply entertain.

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Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free and open to the public. RSVPs required. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at the USC Royal Street Entrance, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend the USC Royal Street Structure, at the far end of 34th Street. Limited street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu