The colours of Colombian life, Colombian energy and the immense natural beauty of this country often distracts you from the pain present in so many communities that have suffered so much and continue to suffer with the lack of truth and widespread impunity that exists.
On 6th November 1985, a commando of guerrillas from Movimiento 19 de abril (M-19) assaulted the Palace of Justice in Bogota in an attempt to put the President at that time, Belisario Betancur, on trial politically, “as a reaction to what it considered to be breaches [by the government] of the peace agreements reached the year before”. Continue reading Palace of Justice
The Department of Administrative Security (DAS) was, until 2011, the main Colombian State intelligence agency and answered directly to the Presidency. Continue reading Illegal activities by the DAS
Land of corn is a documentary film about four environmental and land rights defenders from Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia and Honduras who work in an extremely dangerous environment and risk their lives, their freedom and the safety of their families because of the work they do.
Sara Méndez travels every week to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec (Mexico), where some of the largest wind farms in the country are being constructed. Martín Gómez is resisting the construction of a hydroelectric project on the Chinacla River in Honduras. Mary Hernández had to seek refuge in the Curbaradó humanitarian zone because of threats she received while defending her land in a territory that has been subjected to large-scaled cattle ranching, palm oil tree cultivation and timber exploitation. Adrian Kal has been fighting for the past 15 years for his community´s land in Guatemala, which was sold to a logging firm. As Sara, Martin, Mary and Adrian explain their work and daily struggle, the audience learns about the threats they receive, their fears and the lack of protection mechanisms in their countries.