“IMPUNITY: What kind of war for Colombia?” is an award-winning documentary by José Lozano and Hollman Morris
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Studio 4D, room 4.122 at CMB building (KLRU/KUT building)
Free and Open to the public.
Screening of the new, award-winning documentary, followed by discussion with Hollman Morris.
Colombia today: the biggest trial against Paramilitary armies – accused of killing thousands of Colombians – is designed to create “peace and justice”. Instead the process comes to an abrupt halt, when the political and economic interests in the paramilitary war are uncovered.
Are the victims’ families doomed to stay victims forever or are they able to fight Impunity.
Hollman Morris is an award-winning Colombian journalist who founded Contravía (Countercurrent), a television show that reports on the impact of the country’s long-running social and armed conflict with the most marginalized members of Colombian society, including its peasants, Afro-descendants, and indigenous peoples. His exclusive eyewitness accounts have won him international recognition, as well as intimidation and death threats. Although the U.S. denied him a visa recently, international pressure led the government reverse its decision. Currently he is a Nieman fellow at Harvard University