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[16days_discussion] Film on women of the Afro-Colombian community

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Mon Apr 8 12:50:27 EDT 2013


This film on women of the Afro-Colombian community in Colombia may  be 
of interest to you. You can watch the full episode on 

And as always, please, feel free to share your thoughts!

About the Film:

If you ask Colombia's city dwellers and governing political class, 
they'll tell you the country's 40-year-old civil war is over. But /The 
War We Are Living/ reveals the "other" Colombia, in rural areas far away 
from the capital, where the war is all too real -- and now the battle is 
over gold. In Cauca, a mountainous region in Colombia's Pacific 
southwest, two extraordinary Afro-Colombian women are fighting to hold 
onto the gold-rich land that has sustained their community through 
small-scale mining for centuries. Clemencia Carabali and Francia Marquez 
are part of a powerful network of female leaders who found that in 
wartime women can organize more freely than men. As they defy 
paramilitary death threats and insist on staying on their land, Carabali 
and Marquez are standing up for a generation of Colombians who have been 
terrorized and forcibly displaced as a deliberate strategy of war. If 
they lose the battle, they and thousands of their neighbors will join 
Colombia's 4 million people -- most of them women and children -- who 
have been uprooted from their homes and livelihoods. /Narrated by Alfre 

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