LA NEGOCIACIÓN

(THE NEGOTIATION)

YEAR:

2018

COUNTRIES:

Colombia, Cuba

DIRECTOR:

Margarita Martínez Escallón

LENGTH:

89 Min

LANGUAGE:

OmeU (Spanish with English Subtitles)

SYNOPSIS

With never-before-seen footage, exclusive interviews, and the participation of representatives from both sides of Colombia’s decades-long conflict, this documentary chronicles the tortuous and ultimately successful negotiations between the government and the hemisphere’s oldest guerrilla movement. After decades of war, Colombia is at a dramatic crossroad. Can peace be won or will the cycle of violence take yet another turn?

TRAILER

SCREENINGS

Saturday 16.03.2019     Babylon 2    18:00 h

Sunday 17.03.2019        Babylon 3    19:30 h

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Margarita Martínez Escallón

The director, Margarita Martinez, co-directed “La Sierra,” nominated in the category of best documentary at the Independent Spirit Awards in 2006. In its theatrical release in the US, the New York Times described the film as: “A courageous documentary,”. She premiered her second feature length documentary “Stolen Land” or “Robatierra” at HotDocs in Toronto in May 2010, about the struggle for land of the second largest indigenous group in Colombia. Stolen Land won the Telesur Award at the Havana Film Festival 2010. Margarita Martínez, covered Colombia’s war for the Associated Press from 1999 to 2006. She received a masters’ degree in journalism and international affairs from Columbia University in New York. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2009. She is considered one of the best Latin American documentary film makers.