Understanding the Colombian Peace Process Through Documentary Film by Alejandro Jaramillo

Due to the limited financial stimuli and distribution available nationally to documentary filmmakers (not to mention the actual risk that the work entails for Colombian nationals), there has been an underwhelming number of productions that just about scratch the surface in representing the Colombian armed conflict and the peace processes that have taken place. The documentary films listed, regardless of country of production, illustrate some of the main causes that fuel the conflict: the fight against the accumulation of land and wealth, state-sponsored violence, the continuation of Cold-War era policies against political dissidence, irregular warfare, and narcotrafficking. This is not an exhaustive list by any means, rather it provides a sense of what kind of discourse has been prioritized in the making of these documentary films.

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