Colombia, A COUNTRY IN WAR

…As far back as anyone remembers, it’s the same words over and over again : civil war, internal armed conflict, terrorist threats, ideological struggle. Two extremes:  left and right. Using identical methods. contest in cruelty. How many deaths and how many missing people as a consequence from the endless war opposing the paramilitary armies (AUC) and the guerrillas (FARC) ? No one can agree on the numbers.

A TRIAL? Granting special rights, the new Justice and Peace Law (2005) will enable the paramilitaries who would have confessed their crimes at hearings, to settle back to civilian life. Depending of how guilty they are, they will serve a maximum of 5 to 8 years in prison. 32.000 paramilitary fighters have put their guns down. Roughly a hundred of them have come before the tribunal.

THE EXECUTIONERS. Like the paramilitary commander known as “HH”, who in his own words is responsible for the killing of 5.000 people, other heads of these militias are starting to confess their crimes.

 THE VICTIMS’ FAMILIES. Most of them are women... millions of brave and committed women who fight with dignity. They want the to know the truth, they want reparation and justice to be done. For decades, they have been trying to live in peace.

SOME JUSTICE OFFICIALS. A hundred of courageous public servants work regardless of the death threats and the kinds of pressure they face. Their aim is to discover the truth about this war.

Where are the decision makers of this war? Where did the orders come from? What were their motives? What do multinational companies such as Chiquita, Colombian military, businessmen, politicians and drug traffickers of this wonderful country have to say to all this? Where are the decision makers in this war? Where did the orders come from? What purpose were they serving? What does it have to say, multinationals such as Chiquita Brands... military, businessmen, politicians and drug traffickers of this wonderful country?

Awards

Words from Jury: "The Camera Justitia Award is for a film that deals with serious crimes against humanity and the sheer impossibility of getting justice despite overwhelming evidence. It is a deeply emotional film, which bravely accuses at least two countries of collusion with impunity for the perpetrators. Starting with ... read more
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PRIX SIGNIS DOCUMENTAIRE, Toulouse, mars 2011 read more
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MENTION SPECIALE décernée par l'Organisation Mondiale contre la Torture au film IMPUNITY de Juan José Lozano et Hollman Morris. "Les cinéastes ont pris tout les risques pour dénoncer l'application de la loi colombienne" Justice et Paix" : une machine à amnistier les pires assassins." Festival du Film et Forum International sur les Droits Humains, Genève, mars 2011 read more
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Words from Jury: "The Camera Justitia Award is for a film that deals with serious crimes against humanity and the sheer impossibility of getting justice despite overwhelming evidence. It is a deeply emotional film, which bravely accuses at least two countries of collusion with impunity for the perpetrators. Starting with ... read more
juan lozano
MENTION SPECIALE décernée par l'Organisation Mondiale contre la Torture au film IMPUNITY de Juan José Lozano et Hollman Morris. "Les cinéastes ont pris tout les risques pour dénoncer l'application de la loi colombienne" Justice et Paix" : une machine à amnistier les pires assassins." Festival du Film et Forum International sur les Droits Humains, Genève, mars 2011 read more
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