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In 2018, Skylight is launching The Resistance Saga, a traveling event designed to celebrate and stoke resistance.
In 2018, Skylight is launching The Resistance Saga, a film and activism traveling event designed to celebrate and stoke resistance.
In 2018, Skylight is launching The Resistance Saga, a film and activism traveling event designed to celebrate and stoke resistance.
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The Resistance Saga

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Life in Resistance - ¡Viva la resistencia! 

*Para leer en español busca abajo de esta página.

THANK YOU! Since the start of our Kickstarter campaign The Resistance Saga tour has really caught on, not only with all of our generous supporters, but with local hosts around the country. We are now planning events in Seattle, Salt Lake City, Milwaukee, Ann Arbor, and Los Angeles.

Although we are thrilled that we’ve reached and surpassed our goal, we would like to keep the momentum going and add at least 1 or 2 more cities to The Resistance Saga tour. Each additional city costs approx. $4k. Let’s take The Resistance Saga tour to more communities across the U.S.!

Help us spread the word and ensure The Resistance Saga tour comes to your city! 

In 2018, Skylight is launching The Resistance Saga a traveling event designed to celebrate and stoke resistance as we face authoritarianism and demagogy in the wake of the 2016 election. 

Film still from "500 YEARS"
Film still from "500 YEARS"

What is The Resistance Saga and what do we strive for? 

In an immersive experience that we will take to communities across the United States, Skylight will share how to use the cinematic and storytelling arts in movement building. We seek to exchange ideas and reach newly engaged activists and local grassroots organizations by sharing the tactics and knowledge from over 35 years of impact storytelling. As The Resistance Saga tour rolls out, we see an opportunity to form a broad intersectional network of solidarity that gathers force across issues, campaigns and movements.

From climate justice, indigenous rights to women’s rights, Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ rights, or immigration reform, Skylight is committed to the long-term defense of human liberty. We strive to build spaces that foster solidarity, empower and energize activists, and create networks for action that will repel the present and looming assaults on our rights.

What will The Resistance Saga tour look like?

At each stop, local movement organizations-in-resistance will be our hosts: providing venues, inviting participants from their communities and sharing their experiences. 

The day-long events will be anchored by a screening of Skylight’s most recent film, 500 YEARS (Sundance Premiere 2017), and will also include sessions with other films drawn from the Skylight archives and tailored to the issues most pressing in the host communities. 

We will hold sessions in collaboration with local movement organizations as well as filmmakers/artists to explore the various ways in which our work serves as a form of resistance. One of the workshops will focus on sharing the Skylight model of human rights media activism in order to discuss how storytelling can create and strengthen social impact. Central to the event will be a political action forum led by the remarkable Mayan women protagonists of 500 YEARS, Andrea Ixchíu and Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj.

The day will conclude with a rousing concert by invited local musicians and fast-rising Mayan singer/songwriter Sara Curruchich, celebrating the resilience and beauty of the human spirit!

Why this tour?

In so many ways, indigenous peoples all over the Americas have set a powerful example of long-term courage and strategic activism against daunting odds, such as in the saga of the Mayan people depicted in the trilogy of Skylight films: When the Mountains Tremble, Granito: How to Nail a Dictator and now 500 YEARS

Through the Mayan perspective, The Resistance Saga reminds us that resistance is not a quick fix nor a definitive victory. Our rights are never guaranteed, and we must always defend them, nurture them, strengthen them.  To #Resist is a stance, it’s an attitude, it’s a way of life.

The Resistance Saga tour is set to launch in the Spring of 2018. We believe it's important for this event to be free and open to the public so the funds we raise here are crucial. We hope you join the movement and help us make The Resistance Saga tour a reality. THANK YOU!

- Andrea Ixchíu (Film still "500 YEARS")
- Andrea Ixchíu (Film still "500 YEARS")

 

What will the funds be used for?

  • Travel for protagonists, panelists, and crew: airfare, sleeping accommodations, car rental, food, baggage fees, parking fees, taxis, insurance, fuel, etc.
  • Production: Venue fees, music production, production insurance, utilities, contract labor, consumables, eq. rentals, legal feels, artists fees, beverages and food for the event's participants, among many other things.

About the rewards

Below is the 500 YEARS theatrical poster offered as one of our rewards!

500 YEARS Theatrical Poster
500 YEARS Theatrical Poster

Some background on The Resistance Saga trilogy films:

The Resistance Saga trilogy films created by Skylight's co-founders, Director Pamela Yates and Editor Peter Kinoy, have premiered at the Sundance Film Festival during the past 35 years.When the Mountains Tremble (1982) introduced indigenous rights leader Rigoberta Menchú as the storyteller in her role to expose repression during Guatemala’s brutal armed conflict. Winner of the Special Jury Award at Sundance, the film was seen worldwide and translated into 10 languages. It helped put Menchú on the world stage and 10 years later she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Yates’ sequel, Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2011) is a political thriller detailing international efforts to build a genocide case against Guatemalan General Efraín Ríos Montt. The case included outtakes from When the Mountains Tremble as forensic evidence in the prosecution of Montt. The third film, 500 YEARS: Life in Resistance (2017), picks up where Granito leaves off, providing inside access to the first trial in the history of the Americas to prosecute the genocide of indigenous people. Driven by universal themes of justice, power and corruption, the film provides a platform for the majority indigenous Mayan population, which is now poised to reimagine their society.

*Get the download of one or all three films as part of our Rewards! 

The Resistance Saga Trilogy Film Posters
The Resistance Saga Trilogy Film Posters

Handmade Keychains from Guatemala

These beautiful keychains are made by a women's cooperative in Guatemala, TRAMA Textiles. The organization supports the work of more than 400 indigenous women working in the Highlands of Guatemala. As friends and allies of TRAMA, we support their business model and values - we see their work as a form of resistance.
Handmade llaveros/Keychains from Guatemala
Handmade llaveros/Keychains from Guatemala

 

Your pledge is tax-deductible! Skylight Engagement, Inc. is a nonprofit organization exempt from taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Depending on your level of support for the project, a portion of your payment may be deductible for U.S. federal income tax purposes. Where goods and services are provided by Skylight Engagement, Inc. in exchange for your contribution, the amount that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of your total contribution over the fair market value of the goods and services provided. 

The tax information on this page is provided for U.S. tax purposes only. Please consult your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of your payment. Please note, if our project is completed and the goal is met, you will be asked to fill out a survey so that we can send you your rewards. Skylight is unable to recognize your gift or provide rewards, unless the informational survey is completed.

     Life in Resistance - ¡Viva la Resistencia! 

       #ResistanceSaga #VivalaResistencia 

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¡GRACIAS! Desde el comienzo de nuestra campaña de Kickstarter, la gira de La Saga de la Resistencia realmente ha tenido éxito, no solo con todos nuestros generosos seguidores, sino también con los anfitriones locales por todo el país. Estamos planificando eventos en Seattle, Salt Lake City, Milwaukee, Ann Arbor y Los Ángeles.

Aunque estamos encantados de haber alcanzado y superado nuestro objetivo, nos gustaría mantener el impulso y agregar al menos 1 o 2 ciudades más a la gira de La Saga de la resistencia. Cada ciudad adicional cuesta aproximadamente $ 4k. ¡Llevemos la gira de La Saga de la resistencia a más comunidades en los EE. UU.!

¡Ayúdanos a correr la voz y asegúrate de que The Resistance Saga tour llegue a tu ciudad!

En el 2018, Skylight lanzará La Saga de la Resistencia, un evento itinerante diseñado para celebrar y avivar la resistencia a medida que enfrentamos el autoritarismo y la demagogia a raíz de las elecciones del 2016 en Estados Unidos. 

¿Qué es La Saga de la Resistencia y qué queremos lograr?

En una experiencia inmersiva que llevaremos a comunidades en todo Estados Unidos, compartiremos cómo utilizar las artes cinematográficas y de narración en la construcción de movimientos sociales. Buscamos intercambiar ideas y ponernos en contacto con activistas recién comprometidos y organizaciones locales de base compartiendo las tácticas y el conocimiento de más de 35 años de contar historias de impacto. A medida que se desarrolla la gira de La Saga de la Resistencia, vemos la oportunidad de formar una amplia red interseccional y de solidaridad que reúne fuerza a través de los temas, las campañas y los movimientos sociales.

Desde la justicia climática, derechos de los indígenas a los derechos de las mujeres, Black Lives Matter, derechos LGBTQ o reforma migratoria, Skylight está comprometida con la defensa a largo plazo de la libertad humana. Nos esforzamos por crear espacios que fomenten la solidaridad, empoderen y vigoricen a los activistas, y que creen redes de acción que repelen los presentes asaltos amenazantes en contra de nuestros derechos humanos.

¿Cómo será la gira de La Saga de la Resistencia?

En cada parada, las organizaciones de movimientos locales en resistencia serán nuestros anfitriones: proporcionarán lugares, invitarán a los participantes de sus comunidades y compartirán sus experiencias.

Los eventos de un día estarán anclados con una proyección de la película más reciente de Skylight, 500 AÑOS (Sundance Premiere 2017), y también incluirán sesiones con otras películas de los archivos de Skylight y adaptadas a los temas más relevantes a las comunidades anfitrionas.

Realizaremos sesiones en colaboración con organizaciones de movimientos locales, así como con cineastas / artistas para explorar las diversas formas en que nuestro trabajo sirve como una forma de resistencia. Uno de los talleres se centrará en compartir el modelo Skylight de activismo de medios de comunicación y derechos humanos con el fin de discutir cómo la narración de historias puede crear y fortalecer el impacto social. El evento contará con un foro de acción política protagonizado por las notables protagonistas mayas de 500 AÑOS, Andrea Ixchíu e Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj.

El día concluirá con un entusiasta concierto de los músicos locales invitados y la cantante y compositora maya de rápido crecimiento Sara Curruchich, que celebra la resistencia y la belleza del espíritu humano.

¿Por qué este tour?

En muchos sentidos, los pueblos indígenas de todas las Américas han establecido un poderoso ejemplo de valentía a largo plazo y activismo estratégico contra viento y marea, como en la saga del pueblo maya representada en la trilogía de las películas de Skylight: Cuando las montañas tiemblan, Granito: Cómo atrapar un dictador y ahora 500 AÑOS.

A través de la perspectiva maya, La Saga de la Resistencia nos recuerda que la resistencia no es una solución rápida ni una victoria definitiva. Nuestros derechos nunca están garantizados, y siempre debemos defenderlos, nutrirlos, fortalecerlos. #Resistir es una postura, es una actitud, es una forma de vida.

La gira de La Saga de la Resistencia se lanzará en la primavera del 2018. Creemos que es importante que este evento sea gratuito y abierto al público, por lo que los fondos que recaudamos aquí son cruciales. Esperamos que te unas al movimiento y nos ayudes a hacer que la gira de La Saga de la Resistencia sea una realidad. ¡GRACIAS!

¿Para qué se usarán los fondos?

Viajes para los protagonistas, los panelistas y el equipo: pasajes aéreos, alojamiento, alquiler de automóviles, comida, cargos por equipaje, tarifas de estacionamiento, taxis, seguro, combustible, etc. Producción: costos del lugar, producción de música, seguro de producción, servicios públicos, consumibles, alquileres de equipo, tarifas de artistas, bebidas y comida para los participantes del evento, entre muchas otras cosas. 

Sobre las recompensas 

Sobre las películas en la trilogía La Saga de la Resistencia - Las películas de la trilogía de La Saga de la Resistencia, creadas por los co-fundadores de Skylight, Pamela Yates, directora y Peter Kinoy, Editor, se han estrenado en el Festival de Cine de Sundance durante los últimos 35 años. Cuando las montañas tiemblan (1982) presentó a la líder de derechos indígenas Rigoberta Menchú como la narradora en su papel de exponer la represión durante el brutal conflicto armado en Guatemala. Ganadora del Premio Especial del Jurado en Sundance, la película fue vista en todo el mundo y traducida a 10 idiomas. Ayudó a poner a Menchú en el escenario mundial y 10 años después fue galardonada con el Premio Nobel de la Paz. La secuela de Yates, Granito: ¿Cómo atrapar a un dictador? (2011) es un thriller político que detalla los esfuerzos internacionales para construir un caso de genocidio contra el general guatemalteco Efraín Ríos Montt. El caso incluía extracciones de Cuando las montañas tiemblan como evidencia forense en la acusación de Montt. La tercera película, 500 AÑOS: Vida en Resistencia (2017), continúa donde Granito se acaba, brindando acceso interno al primer juicio en la historia de las Américas para enjuiciar el genocidio de los indígenas. Impulsada por temas universales de justicia, poder y corrupción, la película ofrece una plataforma para la mayoría de la población indígena maya, que ahora está lista para reimaginar su sociedad.

La Saga de la Resistencia
La Saga de la Resistencia

* Obten la descarga de una o las tres películas como parte de nuestras recompensas!

Aquí puedes ver el poster teatral de 500 AÑOS que forma parte de nuestras recompensas

Poster Teatral de 500 AÑOS
Poster Teatral de 500 AÑOS

 

The Resistance Saga
The Resistance Saga

      #ResistanceSaga #VivalaResistencia #VidaenResistencia 

Risks and challenges

Organizing a multi-city event has inherent logistical, operational and management challenges and risks. The project has the backing of Skylight's creators and their team to dedicate its resources to making the project a success.

We are truly grateful and appreciate all kinds of support. Thank you.
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Organizar un evento en múltiples ciudades tiene desafíos y riesgos logísticos, operativos y de gestión inherentes. El proyecto cuenta con el respaldo de los creadores de Skylight y su equipo para dedicar sus recursos a hacer que el proyecto sea un éxito.

Estamos realmente agradecidos y apreciamos todo tipo de apoyo. Gracias.

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    Thank you!

    Every donation makes a difference! You will receive a 'Thank You' shout out on our social media from the Skylight team!

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    The Resistance Saga Traveling Mural!

    Put your name on The Resistance Saga traveling mural that will be showcased at every stop on the tour!

    La Saga de la Resistencia Saga - Un mural en la gira!

    Pon tu nombre en el mural itinerante que se exhibirá en cada parada de la gira.

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    THE RESISTANCE SAGA - STICKER

    Get a limited edition sticker of "The Resistance Saga" Life in Resistance - ¡Viva la resistencia!

    Sticker edición limitada de La Saga de la Resistencia - "Life in Resistance - ¡Viva la Resitencia!

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    The Resistance Saga Tour music album

    Download The Resistance Saga music album featuring musicians from The Resistance Saga tour!

    Descargue el álbum de música La Saga de la Resistencia con músicos que formarán parte de la gira

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    Handwritten postcards!

    Get a handwritten postcard from one of The Resistance Saga participants about their experience during The Resistance Saga tour

    Postales escritas a mano. Obten una postal escrita por uno de los participantes de la gira de La Saga de la Resistencia sobre su experiencia durante la gira

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    Handmade Keychains from Guatemala

    These beautiful keychains are made by a women's cooperative in Guatemala, TRAMA Textiles (tramatextiles.org).
    Their organization supports the work of more than 400 indigenous women working in the Highlands of Guatemala.
    As friends and allies of TRAMA, we support their business model and values - we see their work as a form of resistance.

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    Download a Resistance Saga film

    Download a film from The Resistance Saga trilogy with a special note from the filmmakers and protagonists! (Spanish or English versions only)

    Choose one:
    Part I: When the Mountains Tremble (1983)
    Part II: Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2011)
    Part III: 500 YEARS: Life in Resistance (2017)

    Descarga una película de la trilogía La Saga de la Resistencia con una nota especial de los realizadores y protagonistas! (Versiones en español o inglés solamente)

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    Parte I: Cuando las montañas tiemblan (1983)
    Parte II: Granito: Cómo atrapar un dictador (2011)
    Parte III: 500 AÑOS: La vida en resistencia (2017)

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    500 YEARS Theatrical poster

    Get the 500 YEARS theatrical poster signed by our filmmakers and protagonists!

    Poster de 500 YEARS teatral firmado por los cineastas y protagonistas.

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    • THE RESISTANCE SAGA STICKER
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    The Resistance Saga TOTE BAG

    "The Resistance Saga" Life in Resistance - ¡Viva la resistencia!" Limited edition tote bag

    Bolsa con el logo de La Saga de la Resistencia edición limitada

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    The Resistance Saga trilogy films

    Download the entire Resistance Saga trilogy films with a special note from the filmmakers and protagonists!
    (Spanish or English versions only)
    When the Mountains Tremble (1983)
    Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2011)
    500 YEARS: Life in Resistance (2017)

    Descarga la trilogía completa con una nota especial de los realizadores y protagonistas! (Versiones en español o inglés solamente)

    Parte I: Cuando las montañas tiemblan (1983)
    Parte II: Granito: Cómo atrapar un dictador (2011)
    Parte III: 500 AÑOS: La vida en resistencia (2017)

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    Meet the Crew - Backstage Passes

    Hangout backstage during the event with access to filmmakers, panelists, artists, and musicians during The Resistance Saga tour!

    Conoce a los artistas, cineastas y al equipo
    ¡Pasa tiempo durante el evento con acceso a cineastas, panelistas, artistas y músicos durante la gira de La Saga de la Resistencia!

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    Human Rights & Filmmaking Masterclass

    Get a seat on the soon to be released online filmmaking masterclass: "Inside Making and Using Human Rights Films" led by Skylight's founders Director Pamela Yates and Editor Peter Kinoy.

    Toma la próxima clase magistral de cine en línea: "Como hacer y usar cine sobre derechos humanos", dirigida por los fundadores de Skylight, la directora Pamela Yates y el editor Peter Kinoy.

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    Rough Cut Feedback Session

    A feedback session on your rough cut with award-winning Editor Peter Kinoy

    Recibe una sesión con el editor galardonado, Peter Kinoy para obtener consejos sobre tu proyecto de cine que esté en primer corte.

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    Lunch with the Filmmakers

    Our filmmakers will take you to lunch at one of their favorite Latin American lunch spots in New York for a one on one on human rights filmmaking

    Los cineastas te llevarán a almorzar a uno de sus restaurantes favoritos de comida latinoamericana en Nueva York con una charla personalizada sobre derechos humanos y cine.

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    Dinner hosted by Filmmakers

    Our Executive Producer and former restaurant owner and chef Paco de Onís and Director Pamela Yates will host you and four of your friends for dinner at their Williamsburg loft!

    ¡Nuestro Productor Ejecutivo y aspirante chef (Paco de Onís) y la Directora Pamela Yates los invitarán a usted y a cuatro de sus amigos a cenar en su loft en Williamsburg!

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    Guatemalan Premiere of 500 YEARS

    2 round trip tickets to Guatemala from anywhere in the U.S. plus sleeping accommodations for 2 nights plus ground transportation from airport to hotel.
    2 tickets to the premiere in Guatemala city of 500 YEARS
    Backstage access with the protagonists and filmmakers including the post-screening celebration! (Tentative premiere dates: January 25 & 26, 2018)

    ***Guided visit by Andrea Ixchíu to the communal forest of Totonicapán and tour of the community's emblematic sites.***

    2 boletos de ida y vuelta a Guatemala desde cualquier lugar de los EE. UU. Más alojamiento para dormir por 2 noches mas transporte del aeropuerto al hotel.
    2 entradas para el estreno en la ciudad de Guatemala de 500 AÑOS
    ¡Acceso tras bambalinas con los protagonistas y cineastas, incluida la celebración posterior a la proyección! (Fechas preliminares del estreno: 25 y 26 de enero de 2018)

    ***Visita guiada por Andrea Ixchíu al bosque comunal de Totonicapán y recorrido por sitios emblemáticos para la comunidad.***

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Funding period

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