At the University of the Americas (UDLA), in Puebla, Mexico, the film screened twice for students and teachers, many of whom are studying in the School of Education. The UDLA is a private university with a priviledged student body from around the world. Nevertheless, post-screening discussions focused on the need for students at private universities to also participate in struggles for social and economic justice.
Granito de Arena wins an honorable mention at the International Documentary Festival in Memory of Santiago Alvarez, in Cuba. The film also screens at the San Diego Latino Film Festival, and at the Silver Lake Film Festival, in Los Angeles.
The College of Education, at University of Washington, hosts a screening attended by future teachers, and The Necessary Voices Society puts on a screening event at the Central Public Library, in Vancouver BC.
Excerpts from Granito de Arena, and an interview with the filmmaker, were featured on "Al Filo de la Noticia," on spanish-language television network Telemundo, with a prime-time broadcast in California and Colorado.