Onverharde weg naar vrede

Jaap van 't Kruis

Netherlands, The 2019, 56 min.

Documentary

Spoken language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

World premiere

As teenagers, they decided to fight for FARC. Now that a peace agreement has been signed in Colombia, the children of Caldono return to their bombed village. The question is how the villagers will welcome them: with forgiveness or retaliation? Activist Farid Julicué dedicates himself to achieving reconciliation between the villagers and the former rebels.

Synopsis

On 23 November 2016, the Colombian government and the FARC rebel movement signed a peace agreement to bring an end to 53 years of war between the two parties. For years, the village Caldono had been the epicentre of a bloody fight. Many guerrilla fighters were born there and joined the movement at a young age. For decades, they had plagued their own village with attacks, causing many civilian casualties in the process.

Now that the peace agreement has been signed and FARC is slowly being dismantled, the fighters will have to return to their community. But who would actually want to welcome their son’s murderer? Farid Julicué is a community leader in Caldono and understands the complexity of reconciliation better than anyone. Even so, he dreams of absolute peace and dedicates himself to ensuring that his grandchildren will know peace in their future. He visits the ex-FARC warriors in a transition camp and arranges a reconciliation meeting. But the villagers still feel fear, hatred and disbelief and the road to peace is fraught with difficulties.

Onverharde weg naar vrede has been selected for the Activist competition and will be screened at Movies that Matter Festival 2019 (22-30 March, The Hague).

Official website: http://www.doxy.nl/film/onverharde-weg-naar-vrede

Credits

Productions:

Doxy

info@doxy.nl

+31 20 422 2607

https://www.doxy.nl/

World sales:

Geen

When & where?

  • Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 17:15

    Theater aan het Spui Grote Zaal
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  • Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 19:00

    Zaal 5, Filmhuis Den Haag
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  • Monday, March 25, 2019 - 19:00

    Zaal 3, Filmhuis Den Haag
    No more tickets available.

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 21:30

    Zaal 1, Filmhuis Den Haag
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Talkshows & debates

World premiere Onverharde weg naar Vrede: Q&A with activist Farid Julicué and director Jaap van ‘t K

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 17:15

After the world premiere, former Colombia correspondent Sytske Jellema talks with activist Farid Julicué and director Jaap van ’t Kruis.

Onverharde weg naar Vrede: Introduction by Joris van de Sandt of PAX for Peace

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 19:00

Introduction by Joris van de Sandt (programme leader Latin America at PAX for Peace).

Onverharde weg naar Vrede: Q&A with activist Farid Julicué and director Jaap van ‘t Kruis

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 19:00

After the film journalist Alwin Helmink speaks with activist Farid Julicué and director Jaap van ’t Kruis about the recent peace agreement in Colombia.

Onverharde weg naar Vrede: Q&A with activist Farid Julicué and director Jaap van ’t Kruis

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 19:00

Journalist Harm Ede Botje talks with activist Farid Julicué and director Jaap van ’t Kruis about reconciliation in Colombia.

Onverharde weg naar Vrede: Q&A with activist Farid Julicué and director Jaap van ‘t Kruis

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 21:30

After the film we will speak with activist Farid Julicué about his motivations for peace in Colombia and with director Jaap van ’t Kruis about the making of this film.