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Posted: Jul 5, 2014 1:35 PM

Updated: Jul 5, 2014 1:35 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) "When the Mountains Tremble" was an award-winning movie that awakened wide attention to the war in Guatemala. But at least one thing turned out to be wrong and filmmaker Pamela Yates says she's going to set it right.

A dramatic scene from the 1983 documentary will be corrected to show that the Batzul massacre highlighted in the film was committed not by the military, but by leftist rebels disguised as soldiers.

Yates says in a recent statement that she will correct the film to clarify what happened. She says her interviews with survivors confirm human rights reports that blame the rebels.

She said she will also amend a 2011 follow-up documentary, "Granito: How to Nail a Dictator."

Topics: LT--Guatemala Massacre Film

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