Granito de Arena, Distribution Winter 2005

December, 2005

Granito de Arena shows at the worker-occupied Hotel Bauen in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Granito de Arena wins best documentary at the Tres Continentes Intl. Documentary Festival in Caracas, Venezuela!

November, 2005

Over 4,000 educators and graduate students attended a 4-day education conference in Caxambu, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Granito de Arena was supposed to screen 5 times during the conference, but we had to add two extra screenings after the 5th (and supposedly final) screening was so full that it was difficult to open the theater doors. Filmmaker Jill Freidberg participated in a debate about the film, and more generally about teacher resistance in Latin America, with professors Pablo Gentili and Miguel Arroyo. The debate, which lasted over two hours, created a space for Brazilian educators to talk about their own histories of resistance.

Granito de Arena screened in Mar del Plata, Argentina, as part of the People's Summit that took place at the same time as Latin American "leaders" were negotiating the Free Trade Area of the Americas. Once again, the screening was so full that some people were turned away. Teachers from the Mexican teachers' movement were in attendance and spoke for over an hour with audience members after the screening.

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