(Un-) Stitching Gazes I & II
Director: Laura Antonia Coral
Colombia, 2019, 5 minutes each, subtitles
Former FARC fighters who are in the process of reintegrating into civil society share their stories using needle and thread. Through textile crafts that are both painstaking and hopeful, communities attempt to mend the social fabric so that former perpetrators and victims can find a way of living together.
Tree of Love
Director: Mathew Charles
Colombia/UK, 2018, 25 minutes, subtitles
An animated short film written, illustrated and animated by former child FARC combatants and based on their true stories.
+ a post-film discussion led by Dr Berit Bliesemann de Guevara and Dr Christine Andrä, Department of International Politics, whose current research project explores the (self-)narratives of former FARC guerrilleros in Colombia through biographical interviews and needlework.
Tuesday 24 March, 4pm