Territorio Pacificado

December 2006


The movie from the video collective kanalb document the events that took place on February 21, 2005 the San José community in north-western Colombia where the state army units attacked two small villages. The soldiers brutally killed six people, including two children and a baby. Those murdered were members of the »peace community San José de Apartadó«. In 1997 the farmers had decided to declare neutrality and to refrain from cooperation with any of the armed groups in the war-torn Urabá region –be it the state, the paramilitaries, or the guerrilla. After decades of displacement the community hoped that neutrality would allow them to stay on their land. In the face of continuing attacks, the people hold on to their project which they call »el proceso«. »El proceso« stands for the search for political alternatives in a conflict profiting few and victimizing many.

WITH: KanalB, Agit Druck (Printing)