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Pamela Yates

Pamela Yates is co-founder and creative director of Skylight, Brooklyn (New York).


Pamela Yates is co-founder and creative director of Skylight, a nonprofit dedicated to producing feature-length documentaries and digital media tools that promote human rights awareness and the pursuit of justice through multi-year educational campaigns aimed at creating, educating and activating social change.


She is the director of the Sundance special jury-winning When the Mountains Tremble, the executive producer of the Academy Award-winning Witness to War, and the director of State of Fear: The Truth About Terrorism, which has been translated into 47 languages and broadcast in 154 countries. Her film Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, for which she received a Guggenheim Fellowship, was used as key forensic evidence in the genocide trial of Efraín Ríos Montt in Guatemala. Her third film in the Guatemalan trilogy, 500 YEARS, had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and is currently in wide release.


Yates is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the Writers Guild of America and the International Documentary Association.

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