Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Stolen Land

Showing at the Hot Docs Film Festival: Stolen Land, directed by Margarita Martínez Escallón and Miguel Salazar Aparicio

Synopsis from the Hot Docs website:

Caught between rebel guerrillas and the Colombian army, the indigenous Nasa people fight to reclaim the ancestral land that was stolen from them while also fending off new threats of violence encroaching on their community. In a country where the people have known little but war, charismatic Nasa leader Lucho Acosta knows that violence will only breed more of the same. He must fight for the rights of his people in a peaceful manner. Margarita Martinez’s sensitive and empathetic documentary follows Acosta as he takes the Nasa’s fight from the streets of their villages to the halls of government, giving us an intimate look inside this peaceful and caring traditional community. Facing nearly insurmountable odds, Acosta and his beliefs are tested to their core. The last time an agreement was reached, nearly 20 years ago, the result was a massacre. The stakes are high and the future of the Nasa hangs in the balance.

The film's website is here.

1 comment:

  1. Documentary that involves and puts at risk the Nasa community from Cauca and the indigenous peoples from Colombia. This film desconextualized the stories of some of the indigenous guard members, the land is not stolen but recuperated! the indigenous of cauca do not support this film