Finding Inspiration through the Mayan Women Protagonists of “500 Years”


Pamela Yates’ legendary saga covering 35 years of Mayan resistance in Guatemala is an extraordinary testament to the power and strength of communities who rally together to demand justice in the face of authoritarianism.

We at HIPGive are truly inspired by the fierce Mayan women protagonists depicted in “500 Years.” Their strategic organizing and effective coalition building dethroned a dictator and brought him to trial for his crimes.

A refreshing reminder that willpower and justice are bigger than inequity, we invite you to check out the film’s trailer and find your motivation!