Archive for the ‘ Film ’ Category

The Two Escobars – Documentary – soccer, violence & politics

5th February 2012 | 0 Comments

“Pablo Escobar was the richest, most powerful drug kingpin in the world, ruling the Medellín Cartel with an iron fist. Andres Escobar was the biggest soccer star in Colombia. The two were not related, but their fates were inextricably-and fatally-intertwined. Pablo’s drug money had turned Andres’ national team into South American champions, favored to win […]

The Battle for Land (extended trailer) / La Lucha por la Tierra

24th January 2012 | 0 Comments

To be refugees in your own country, to be denied your ancestral land…Afro-Colombia…Colombia Indigena…

Carlos Castaño Historia De Paramilitares 1 de 3

24th January 2012 | 0 Comments

Some of the background of the brutal AUC under the direction of the Castaño brothers… In Spanish…

Colombia – understanding paramilitary violence, a brief history

24th January 2012 | 0 Comments

Then there is the layer of political violence and unchecked paramilitary forces that are brutalizing Colombians seeking social justice and peace…

Pablo Escobar – King of Cocaine Part 1

24th January 2012 | 0 Comments

My contemplations of Colombia continue… There is certainly more to the Medellin Cartel’s empire that is left unchecked and unchallenged…

“Killing Pablo”: Documentary

21st January 2012 | 0 Comments

Here is more background on the Medellin Cartel that came to be led by Pablo Escobar. He took the cartel to control 80% of the world’s cocaine production and trafficking. There is much unsaid and unchallenged in this documentary. Narco-trafficking is made possible by complicity by various factors, actors and governments. It made me think […]

Sins of My Father

21st January 2012 | 0 Comments

Saw this documentary last night… I was brought back to a time when Colombia was engulfed in a narco war and lawlessness that it had never before seen… However, little has changed in the country and the structural roots of violence and inequality that has given way to extra-state forces like the narco-cartels continue to […]

Chile rising – Fault Lines – Al Jazeera English

21st January 2012 | 0 Comments

Chile rising – Fault Lines – Al Jazeera English.

Clip from “Uprooted: Refugees of the Global Economy”

21st January 2012 | 0 Comments

Granito – how to nail a dictator

13th January 2012 | 0 Comments