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Photograph by  :   Vivana Gonzalez

Photograph by: Vivana Gonzalez

The latest world success in peace agreements is the Colombian process, after 50 years of war a very diverse and experienced group of experts along with the support of the international community, came together to support this initiative.

A Call for Peace is our journey around the world, from Washington DC to Dublin, London to Oxford, New York to Bogota, Olso to Havana and Tumaco in the Pacific coast of Colombia. The documentary unravels many intriguing questions and reveals a previously unseen view into the work of notable peace-builders that are responsible for transforming conflicts around the world.
How are challenging conflicts settled, and peace agreements achieved?
Who are the individuals that, behind-the-scenes, set the stage for constructive discussions?
What are the strategies and tactics involved in bringing antagonists together?
How does the international community collaborates to find an end to violence, and a path toward peace and justice?
The film studies the Colombian peace process as a vehicle to demonstrate the challenging task of calling for and working toward unity. Through a series of in-depth interviews with leading global peace negotiators, Foreign Ministers and world-renowned diplomats, the documentary uncovers the importance of human respect and the relevance of open dialogue while explaining state of the art negotiations technique and strategies with dignity and the shining light, without the presence of military means that are not relevant to the situation at hand, and would be otherwise detrimental to the objective.

Our goal is to provide a fresh, unbiased view of the process of peacemaking. Each participant took the time to carefully share their private and personal experience during the peace processes they worked on around the world. It is fascinating to know this team may well be the one putting an end to ongoing and future world conflicts.

Why is the Colombian peace process important?

For more than five decades, Colombia suffered an overwhelming war that has taken a greater toll than that of many major wars around the world. According to a study by Colombia's National Centre for Historical Memory, 250,000 people have died in the conflict, most of them civilians and more than five million civilians were forced from their homes, generating the world's second largest population of internally displaced persons (IDPs). 16.9% of the population in Colombia has been a direct victim of the war. 2.3 million children have been displaced from their homes, and 45,000 children killed, according to national figures cited by UNICEF. In total, one in three of the 7.6 million registered victims of the conflict are children.
Yet the regional, oppositional parties, with the assistance of global partners, were able to establish a fundamental breakthrough. For over four years, the Colombian government and the left-wing guerrilla Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia–People’s Army (FARC-EP) engaged in peace talks with the aim of putting an end to the armed struggle.During lengthy negotiations, these two main parties developed innovative strategies and techniques that today are informing worldwide debates and approaches to security, human rights, peace building, and international law. A Call for Peace is not only a moving, historic document but also a striking story of reconciliation in the 21st century Americas.
Photograph by:  Catianne Tijerina

Photograph by:  Catianne Tijerina