Millions of Colombians have had their homes stolen and stand displaced in desperate need of justice. The thieves who purloined the land remain unpunished.
Although U.S. President Obama landed in Columbia on Friday to the sounds of bombs exploding in protest, he is not there to aid the refugees. The president is there to speak to leading corporate professionals at the Summit of the Americas. In their suits and ties, these elite few from 33 nations are making trade alliances. They are making profits, not peace.
The people of Columbia are taking a revolutionary stand against the violence that surrounds them. Director and producer, Nicole Karsin, is standing in solidarity with displaced Colombians in her documentary, We Women Warriors.
From the Film Makers:
We Women Warriors follows the lives of three native women leaders caught in the crossfire of Colombia’s warfare, who use nonviolent resistance to defend their people’s survival.
The U.S. has given more than $8 billion in military aid to Colombia since 2000. In that time, some 30,000 civilians have been killed. With more than five million displaced, Colombia stands just behind Sudan as the world’s second worst internal displacement crisis in the world.
As a U.S. correspondent based in Colombia for seven years, Nicole reported on human rights issues in remote villages, and witnessed the conflict in Colombia firsthand. She also directly experienced the loss of friends to violence that erupted, and has since dedicated herself as a filmmaker to share this story.
We Women Warriors, now six years in the making, gives voice to the lives of women whose lives and communities are still imperiled by Colombia’s complicated drug war. We have 38 days to raise completion funds through Kickstarter, and we are mobilizing friends, colleagues and new supporters to join us to help bring this film to the public.