Hispanic Heritage Month Film Series: Impunity

The film covers transitional justice in Colombia with a focus on human rights issues.

Date

09-27-12

Time

7:00 p.m.

Location

E. Margie Matthews Filter Hostetter '62 Lecture Room (209), Stratton Hall

General Info

Ever wonder about how to begin to make sense of the long-standing conflict in Colombia? The Wells College Hispanic Heritage Month film series is hosting a showing of the film Impunity: What Kind of War for Columbia (2010) at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 27.

The film centers on efforts toward transitional justice in Colombia, with a focus on the trial against paramilitary armies and the connections of these groups with political and economic elites in Colombia and in the U.S. It examines the question of whether the victims' families are doomed to stay victims forever or are they able to fight Impunity. 

The film was directed by both Juan José Lozano, a Swiss and Colombian filmmaker, and Hollman Morris, a journalist who has spent more than 15 years covering Colombia’s internal armed conflict, with a particular focus on human rights issues.

The film will be introduced and given some background by guest speaker John Laun from the Colombia Support Network, a national grassroots organization based in Madison, Wis., created to provide support to Colombian communities and organizations in areas of conflict which seek to construct a just social and economic order using non-violent means. He will also answer questions at the end of the film.

This film showing and the visit by Mr. Laun was made possible by the Wells College office of the provost and the invaluable support of Ithaca College’s politics deptartment, Latin American Studies minor, CUSLAR (Committee on US-Latin American Relations), and Colombia Support Network-Central New York Chapter.  More info can be found at www.impunitythefilm.com/en/film/.

 

 
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