Guerrilla Voices: Humanizing War

(Voces de guerrilla)
Sjoerd Van Grootheest | Documentary

2018 | 74 minutes | Colombia, The Netherlands

After the signing of the Peace Agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP in 2016, more than 200 guerrillas enter a demobilization camp where rebels prepare for a life without arms.


What are the greatest risks guerrilleros face today?

After the signing of the Peace Agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP in 2016, more than 200 guerrillas enter a demobilization camp where rebels prepare for a life without arms. The stories of Mabel, Liliana, Juan, and Carlos Antonio, all with the names they acquired in the war, are enmeshed around dreams, ideas, heartbreak, and danger. It documents their experiences within the organization, their reasons for entering, and their look to the future in a country still wracked with violence and unrest. Insecurities arise, however, when armed groups get closer to the demobilization camp, and the government seems unable to fulfill its promises.


"There are few documentaries that capture the human element of the long-raging civil war in Colombia. This superior documentary is highly recommended for any film collection related to international political issues. Editor's Choice." — J. Zimmerman, Video Librarian

"An eloquent documentary. An important audiovisual showpiece for the period in which the country is going through." — Christiam Chaparro, El Espectador

Main credits

Grootheest, Sjoerd van (film director)
Vélez Torres, Irene (film director)

Other credits

Editor, German Corredor; music, Blue Dot Sessions, Lee Rosevere, Kai Engel.

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Bogotá Human Rights Film Festival - Best Feature Documentary Award
Peloponnisos International Documentary Festival - Special Mention
International Documentary Film Festival Docs Barcelona
Cúcuta International Cinema Festival
Amsterdam Manifesto Film Festival

DIRECTOR: Sjoerd Van Grootheest

NATIONALITY: Colombia, The Netherlands

YEAR: 2018

GENRE: Documentary


COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: College, Adults



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