How exactly does the US intervene in Colombia’s social and armed conflict? What role does Colombia serve for the US government? And what is the human cost of Colombia civil war? We investigate.
“By design, Colombia is a country misunderstood. We have been led to believe that it is a country overwhelmed by drugs and violence, but of origins unknown and indeed unknowable. The documentary, The Colombia Connection, is the best film I have seen to make sense of the Colombian reality, explaining that, at the heart of the conflict in Colombia, are profound class conflicts which have been stoked by the U.S. and the UK, which have for decades sided with the elites of that country. And, it is from this that the 50 years’ war, with its unprecedented disappearances, massacres and displacement, has grown. From this understanding, we are pointed toward a solution of which we can be a part – to prevail upon our own governments to stop arming the wrong side of the Colombian class conflict, and instead to support peace.”
- Daniel Kovalik, Adjunct Professor of Law (University of Pittsburgh) & Senior Associate General Counsel of the United Steelworkers (USW) trade union.
***The Spanish and English-language director's cut versions of our documentary are now completed. We will be screening both versions in the coming months. If you would like to be kept informed about screenings or would like to organise one in your areas, please email info[at]alborada[dot]net***
::: The Colombia Connection
(Director: Pablo Navarrete, 3 x 25mins, Alborada Films, 2012)
Director's cut version, 2013, 76 minutes.
::: UPCOMING SCREENINGS:
NONE AT PRESENT
::: FOLLOW THE COLOMBIA CONNECTION ON SOCIAL MEDIA
::: WATCH A CLIP FROM THE DOCUMENTARY HERE: