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Territorio Pacificado

Territorio Pacificado

spanish with engl. subs


50 min

| 2020 |

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On February 21, 2005, Colombian army units attacked two hamlets in the San José community in North-western Colombia. The soldiers brutally killed six people including two children and a baby. Those murdered were members of the »peace community San José de Apartadó«.
In 1997 the farmers had decided to declare neutrality and to refrain from cooperation with any of the armed groups in the war-torn Urabá region – be it the state, the paramilitaries, or the guerrilla. After decades of displacement the community hoped that neutrality would allow them to stay on their land.

In the face of continuing attacks, the people hold on to their project: "We are rebuilding the social network destroyed by the state."


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