They Are Killing Us – Film Screening and Discussion

Nos están matando  – “They’re killing us” –  has become the cry of social movements across the country. The former head of Colombia’s victims’ unit described it as a ‘massacre in slow motion’ – referring to the 200 plus community leaders murdered since peace was signed in 2016. Activists are being targeted with impunity in the interests of territorial control, illegal mining and illicit crop cultivation.

Our film takes us to the department of Cauca, which bears a disproportionate share of that violence. For a year we followed two threatened human right defenders: Feliciano Valencia, an Indigenous Nasa community leader fighting for land rights and Héctor Marino, an Afro Descendent community leader trying to set up a community self-protection group – the Cimarron Guard.

Guests

Hector Marino Carabali, Colombian Community Leader

Emily Wright, Codirector

Tom Laffay, Codirector

Daniel Bustos, Codirector

Celebración del 9 de abril

70 años del asesinato de Jorge Eliecer Gaitan y de la explosion social de rechazo contra el magnicidio. Este evento, conocido como El Bogotazo, marcó la historia de Colombia en el siglo XX.

En esta ocasión, tendremos oportunidad para mirar a la historia y en la historia desde la perspectiva de las mujeres y mediante temas que permiten un abordaje distinto, no institucional.

Procesos organizativos nacionales e internacionales de victimas del conflicto, nuevos discursos sobre los cultivos declarados ilícitos, trabajo con comunidades de base en zonas marginadas. Estos seron los tópicos mediante los cuales nos proponemos conmemorar este histórico momento.