When the Mountains Tremble

Overview

This documentary on human rights abuses in Guatemala is narrated by Rigoberta Menchú, winner of the 1992 Nobel Peace prize for her courageous struggle against the military regime in her country. Menchú is a Native American and in this documentary, it is explained that three of her family members were killed during the long fight against the repressive government. One segment of the film shows the bodies left in the wake of a government massacre of civilians. Menchú maintains that as long as the U.S. continues to ...
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Overview

This documentary on human rights abuses in Guatemala is narrated by Rigoberta Menchú, winner of the 1992 Nobel Peace prize for her courageous struggle against the military regime in her country. Menchú is a Native American and in this documentary, it is explained that three of her family members were killed during the long fight against the repressive government. One segment of the film shows the bodies left in the wake of a government massacre of civilians. Menchú maintains that as long as the U.S. continues to support the Guatemalan government with military or economic aid, the lives of civilians will continue to be the cost of that support. Two fictional segments in the film illustrate U.S. concerns about business and corporate interests, rather than with human rights.
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Special Features

Filmmaker commentary from Pamela Yates, Newton Thomas Sigel, and Peter Kinoy; Introduction by Susan Sarandon; Epilogue featuring Rigoberta Menchú; Filmmaker biographies; Interactive menus; Scene selection
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/2004
  • UPC: 767685961834
  • Original Release: 1984
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Video Group
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shawn Elliott
Ed Jones
Shelly Desai
Ron Ryan
Rigoberta Menchu Voice Only
Technical Credits
Pamela Yates Director
Javier Bajaña Co-producer
Ruben Blades Score Composer
Peter Kinoy Editor, Producer
Newton Thomas Sigel Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. A Hope for Democracy [10:38]
2. Dynamics of a Movement [5:10]
3. Strong-Arm Tactics [7:05]
4. Liberating Gospel [10:34]
5. Imported Way of Life [4:59]
6. Defenders of the Community [6:38]
7. The Will of Another [7:41]
8. Peasants and Workers [7:30]
9. Movement of the People [4:42]
10. International Affairs [6:59]
11. Finding Strength [8:17]
12. Credits [2:49]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scenes
   Extras
      Filmmaker Commentary
         Hear Audio Commentary From Pamela Yates, Newton Thomas Sigel, and Peter Kinoy: On
         Hear Audio Commentary From Pamela Yates, Newton Thomas Sigel, and Peter Kinoy: Off
      Introduction by Susan Sarandon
      Epilogue Featuring Rigoberta Menchú
      About the Filmmakers
         Pamela Yates
         Newton Thomas Sigel
         Peter Kinoy
         Filmmaker Statement
      About Docurama
         Credits
      Catalog/Trailers
         The 11th of September
         Absolutely Positive
         A Decade Under the Influence
         Always a Bridesmaid
         The American Nightmare
         The Atomic Cafe
         The Awful Truth: The Complete Series
         BaadAsssss Cinema
         Be Good, Smile Pretty
         Best Boy/Best Man
         Play Trailer - Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back
         Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back
         The Brandon Teena Story
         Brother's Keeper
         Children Underground
         Crisis
         Dancing to New Orleans
         Death: A Love Story
         Fastpitch
         The First Year
         From Mao to Mozart
         Full Frame Documentary Shorts: Vol. 1
         Full Frame Documentary Shorts: Vol. 2
         Genghis Blues
         Go Tigers!
         Independent's Day
         It Was a Wonderful Life
         John Lee Hooker
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         Keep the River on Your Right
         Ladysmith Black Mambazo: On Tip Toe
         The Last Round: Chuvalo vs. Ali
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         Play Trailer - Lost in La Mancha
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         Paradise Lost 2: Revelations
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         Primary
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         Shaolin Ulysses
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         Sing Faster: The Stagehands' Ring Cycle
         Slasher
         Play Trailer - The Smashing Machine
         The Smashing Machine
         Smothered
         Sophie B. Hawkins: The Cream Will Rise
         Sound & Fury
         Southern Comfort
         The Sweetest Sound
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         The True Meaning of Pictures
         Play Trailer - The Weather Underground
         The Weather Underground
         William Gibson: No Maps for These Territories
         W.I.S.O.R.
         WTC: The First 24 Hours
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