2016 - 2017
Never before Colombia has been as far in building peace. End 2016, Colombian government and FARC-EP guerrilla signed a peace agreement that ended with a 53 years-old war. Seven months later, the guerrilla finished to hand over their weapons.
The series was made between Sept. 2016 and Feb. 2017, before the laying down of weapons. It is inspired by the chiaroscuro style of the painter Caravaggio. It is a trial to figure the transition of the fighters from their past clandestine life to a civilian commitment while their singularities are shaping after years in an army under a stringent military discipline.
The territories of Colombia are threatened again by the old patterns that have fed the war for decades. Political assassinations, murders of former guerrilleros uncontrolled use of land resources, cocaine production, lack of state commitment in the countryside jeopardize the future of the country. As Colombia’ plunge further into a state of war, the series showcases those who have sought that hard-to-grasp peace, facing the doubts and fears of a new life in a hostile environment.
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