At the Gates of Hell, Ep. 01 - Broken Children - Colombia

(Niños rotos - Colombia)
Jon Sistiaga | Documentary, Series

2018 | 52 minutes | Spain

Childhood is not a happy time in Colombia. In the forgotten barrios of Bogotá and Medellín, children are hired as killers or forced into prostitution. We give voice to this lost generation.


Childhood is not a happy time in Colombia. It can mean living in constant threat of being coerced into gangs or caught in the cross-fire. In the forgotten barrios of Bogotá and Medellín, children find themselves hired as killers or forced into prostitution before they have left their teens. We give voice to this lost generation.

Series Description

A series of interviewes in which journalists Sonia López and Noemí Redondo visit different places in Latin America where survival is not equally assured for all human beings. At the Gates of Hell explores some of the deadliest parts of the world where escaping abuse, exploitation, extortion, and even death is a daily battle. This series takes us deep into hidden worlds in Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Brazil.

Main credits

Vivas, Esther (film producer)
Jouve, Laura (film producer)
López, Sonia (interviewer)
López, Sonia (film director)
López, Sonia (screenwriter)

Other credits

Cinematographer, Iker Rementeria, Carlos Medori; editing, Josechu Laguna, Alfonso Rogueiro.

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DIRECTOR: Jon Sistiaga


YEAR: 2018

GENRE: Documentary, Series

LANGUAGE: Spanish; English

COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School, High School, College, Adults



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