Film Screening | The Witness (El Testigo) | Q&A with Kate Horne and Mariela...

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Omeara @ Flat Iron Square

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Join us to celebrate International Peace Day 2019 at the screening of 'The Witness' (El Testigo).

This new documentary tells the story of Jesús Abad Colorado. When his family were murdered in rural Colombia, he bought a camera and dedicated the next 25 years to documenting the country’s civil war. In the film he goes in search of the subjects of his most iconic photographs to explore what it means to forgive the horrors of the past. He reflects on the horrors of war and the future of peace in Colombia.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the film's producer, Kate Horne and Mariela Kohon.

Watch the trailer here.

The Witness is a Caracol Television production in association with Horne Productions, Pacha Films and Ronachan Films. Kate Horne is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has directed and produced documentaries and content for the BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic and other international channels.

Mariela Kohon is the Senior International Officer at the TUC. From 2016 – 2018 she was an adviser to the FARC peace delegation during the Colombian peace negotiations and following the signing of the agreement. She was involved in the negotiations and liaised with members of the UN Security Council and the UN Verification Mission in Colombia.




This film screening is part of the free Talking Peace Festival, a global arts and cultural platform designed to engage people in the most urgent issues of peace and conflict around the world. This one-day festival celebrates the International Day of Peace, 21 September, and uses the power of creativity to showcase the impact of peacebuilding.

The festival returns for its fifth year and takes over Flat Iron Square, a cultural hub in London Bridge. And for the first time it is being organised by five members of the +Peace coalition. Together we are curating an eclectic programme of events including art, food, photography, talks and music to showcase the power of words and highlight some of the inspirational peacebuilding work taking place around the world.

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