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Monthly Screening August: Tranquilandia

The Cinema for Peace Foundation presents the film “Tranquilandia” together with the Lateinamerikaforum/ Foro de las Américas and the human rights organization kolko Menschenrechte für Kolumbien e.V. on the occasion of the current peace talks between the Colombian government and the guerilla group FARC.
Monthly Screening August: Tranquilandia

Tranquilandia

Invitation for Cinema for Peace Monthly Screening

Tranquilandia


a documentary by Joel Stangle
Colombia 2014 I OV w/ eng sub I 56 min
When: 27th of August, 7.00 pm
Where: ACUDkino, Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin

Free Entrance

followed by a panel discussion with
Alexandra Huck (kolko Menschenrechte für Kolumbien e.V., an expert of the Lateinamerikaforum Berlin
and Christian Mihr (Reporter ohne Grenzen)
moderation by Norbert Ahrens (journalist, author and Latin America expert)
New hope for peace in Colombia?

Colombia has suffered over 50 years of armed conflict. Since half a century, rebel groups, such as the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), are fighting against the government and large landowners. Until now, all efforts to solve the conflict, diplomatically or militarily, failed. But the current developments in peace talks between the government and the FARC in Havana, seem to give reason to hope that the end of one of the oldest wars in the world is in sight.

For the first time, the negotiations also focus on the compensation of the victims: The sad result of the war between the government, the left-wing guerrillas,  right-wing paramilitaries (United Self-Defence Forces of Colombia – AUC) and drug cartels are 220 000 dead and more than 6 million displaced people. Violent crimes against civilians, like the forced displacement and expropriation of peasants, massacres, "disappearances", torture and rape especially of the rural population are still subject to the unwritten law of impunity. 

In his film “Tranquilandia”, Director Joel Stangle is giving a voice to the victims: they are drawing an alarming and impressive picture of the human rights situation in Colombia.
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