Caption: 01/25/2016. Meeting in a little village of Putumayo department, Amazonian jungle. At the right side, Joaquín Gómez, permanent member of the peace delegation and chief of the FARC southern block on the stage with his commandants facing hundreds of people coming from peasant and indigenous communities. During the meeting, he explained the distinct points of the peace talks and the four agreements reached (about an integral rural reform, the politic participation, the illegal crops and their substitution and the justice and reparation agreement). He also answered questions from the public about concerns for the post peace agreement.
Part III | Waiting for Peace
This part would present the way to the peace construction, before and after the possible agreement signing. How Colombia would return progressively to peace?
One of the chapter is about the peace pedagogical exercice practiced by the guerrilla. The 25th January 2016, a historic meeting took place in the Colombian jungle. Members from the FARC Peace delegation come to present the peace process and listen the concerns of an assembly of hundreds of people coming from peasant and indigenous communities. Since the beginning of the peace talks three years ago, this encounter is the first public meeting of the insurgent army with Colombian population and a new step towards the laying down of the weapons in favour of the civil political action.
Other chapters of this part would concern the different steps towards peace. What will happen if an agreement is reached, and how will the guerrilleros reinsertion be handled? In the aftermath of a 50 years internal conflict, a key issues will be the future of these fighters, and the place given to them in Colombian society. Other key issue is the implementation of the peace agreement, and the effects in the other Colombia.
| chapter: A Last Journey |
Colombia, December 08-12th, 2016. 55 guards of the FARC guerrilla high commander Carlos Antonio Lozada committed in a journey without going backwards. On a four-days trip, they moved from their old camps in the far-off lands to Icononzo, a transitional zone at four hour of the capital Bogotá. There, they will stay for 6 months according to the bilateral ceasefire agreement and begin to lay-down the weapons and return to the civil-life.
After 52 years of operations, the FARC army is accustomed to travel in every kind of rural ground. But with this journey, the last one for this group, the FARC fighters met an unknown or forgotten world, the world of the regular and urban Colombia. For some of them, several decades had passed since the last time they crossed a big city. For others, the trip was a first initiation to the newest technology like the cellular or WiFi use. Some boarded in a modern bus for the first time of their life. During the 700 kilometers of road, they passed most of the time looking new landscapes. The trip was also a moment of reunion, meeting and reconciliation. Reunion with their families, meeting with the civilians and reconciliation with the police and military officers.