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

Onverharde weg naar vrede

Language: Engels

Journalist Systke Jellema lived in Colombia for many years and made radio reports for amongst other NPO Radio 1. After the world premiere of the film she speaks with activist Farid Julicué and director Jaap van ’t Kruis about the process of making the film and the importance of it. And about why peace is a verb and how to create peace after many years of violence and conflict.

The Colombian village Caldono was in the forefront of the country’s decade-long armed conflict. When the government and guerrilla movement FARC signed a peace agreement in 2016, Farid Julicué was hopeful. ‘Peace is like a butterfly with beautiful colours,’ he says. ‘But it’s so fragile.’ Julicué made it his mission to ensure a peaceful homecoming of former FARC combatants. But after years of violence the pain is still too deep for many villagers. Still, he doesn’t give up. ‘I think of my children and grandchildren,’ he says. ‘I want them to live in a laboratory of peace in Caldono one day.’ Read more about Farid Julicué  and watch a short clip.