The murders of his family in rural Colombia could have inspired a young Jesus Abad Colorado to pick up a gun; instead he bought a camera.
Colorado dedicated the next 25 years to documenting Colombia’s war and became an acclaimed photojournalist.
A year after Colombia’s president signed peace with FARC guerrillas Colorado goes in search of the people from his most iconic photographs, to explore just what it means to forgive the horrors of the past.
While an unexpected meeting forces him to relive his nightmares it also gives Colorado a message of real hope to communicate to Colombia’s new generation.
Screening is part of our On Photography strand.
The screening on Sun 14 April will be followed by a director Q&A charied by Gwen Burnyeat, Wolfson scholar at UCL Anthropology, and member of Embrace Dialogue.
Embrace Dialogue (Rodeemos el Diálogo, ReD) is a transnational civil society organisation that supports peacebuilding in Colombia through promoting a culture of dialogue, for more information check their website here. To subscribe to the Embrace Dialogue mailing list for more events on Colombia in the UK, click here.