Project Update: Mi Voz, Nuestra Historia

Mi Voz, Nuestra Historia (My Voice, Our Story):

Colombia’s internal armed conflict has forcibly displaced more than 6.8 million Colombians, a disproportionate number of them Afro-Colombian and other historically marginalized communities. The film focuses on the Pacific Region of Cali and Buenaventura because of its significant population of internally-displaced residents.
Director Leonardo Rua and Sarah interview Julieth in Buenaventura.

Meet the Activists

Julieth is a lawyer for the Consultancy for Human Rights and Displacement (CODHES), which advocates against racial discrimination and for the rights of people who have been displaced by the armed conflict.
Neris, who was displaced to Cali by the armed conflict in 2007, reflects on his experience in the Escuela Ciudadana, where shared learning and consciousness-raising formed the basis for community activism. A rural public health systems worker in his native region of Charco Nariño for over 20 years, he currently works as a customer service agent in the public bus system in Cali.
Angela is a student at the Universidad del Valle in Cali and works with children at a community center. Her motto is, “We believe in utopian ideas because our current reality seems impossible to us. I work for my community because we must strive to create a different way of thinking where knowledge can be shared.”

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